Google Android Phones available in South Africa

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Looking for a mobile phone running Google Android in South Africa? The following list describes what cell phones are already available in South Africa running Google Android. Can we still call smart phones running Android cell phones? Did you know your can already purchase 5 phones available right now on which the open source operating system by Google is available. The Google Android phone market is currently dominated by HTC in South Africa. here’s the list in no particular order…

HTC Hero

  • The ultimate HTC Google phone
  • 1000โ€™s of free and fun applications availabel from the Android and OpenMarket
  • Multiple phones in one โ€“ a work phone, a weekend phone… whatever you want
  • 7 home screens
  • more HTC Hero info available at

HTC Magic

  • Open Source operating system – allows for full customization of your phone
  • Power of Google – Freedom of Android
  • Browse 8 web pages simultaneously.
  • One-touch access to mobile Internet services which include Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Maps, Google Calendar, and Google Search.
  • home screens for customization of the HTC Magic.

HTC Tattoo and HTC Dream are also available from Leaf or directly from MTN or Vodacom on contracts..

OpenMoko Neo Freerunner
Is currently the last Google Android phone on the list available in South Africa. Read more about it here.

[update] just over a year later and the list pf Google Android powered phones in South Africa has grown in leaps and bounds[/update]

  • HTC Desire HD
  • HTC Desire Z
  • HTC Gratia
  • HTC Legend
  • HTC Wildfire
  • LG Swift
  • LG Etna
  • LG Andro-1
  • LG Optimus One
  • Motorola A1680
  • Motorola Backflip
  • Various Sony Ericsson Android phones like the Xperia range.
  • Various Samsung Android phones like the Samsung Galaxy S.

Know of any more mobile phones in South Africa that run Google Android?

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