Well, folks, the tallies are in. It was a long road, with many brutal battles and war scars, but we finally have a winner in the Ultimate Android Throwdown.
The HTC Evo 4G on Sprint has staked its claim as the #1 Android device in the US, not only available now, but of all time. The Evo beat out the Nexus One in the final round, with a face-melting 467 votes, in comparison to the 273 taken for the Nexus One. While we can all agree that the Nexus One was and still is an outstanding phone, the masses have spoken, and it’s the HTC Evo 4G that has risen above all the others to be declared the best Android phone in the United States.
Be sure to hit up the break for the final leaderboard, and see where the votes came from and how the HTC Evo 4G on Sprint was finally declared as the winner. Let us know what you think in the comments!
All the battles, brackets, war scars, victory and defeat, it’s all come down to this. The ultimate battle in the Android realm to pick the one and only champion. The two victors now stand, ready to duel out the final round, so who will your pick be? The wildly popular and capable HTC Evo 4G? Or the record-setting, constantly bar raising HTC Nexus One? It’s time to make your decisions, folks. Who is the best, and who goes home crying to Google? Hit the break for the updated leaderboard and to cast your vote. The official winner will be announced Thursday, Nov. 25th. Be sure to let us know your pick and why in the comments.
Let the battle begin!
Well, it’s down to the final 2 in the available device brackets, along with voting on the discontinued phones. All devices have done well in this knock-down drag-out, but now its down to our top 2 contenders:
And now, folks, we’re pitting them against each other to find out what the top Android device available in the US market today is! On top of that, today starts the wildcard voting, meaning it’s time to get in your votes for your favorite discontinued Android phone, with choices of:
- HTC Droid Eris
- HTC G1
- HTC Nexus One
- Samsung Moment
So hit up the break to get in your votes and check out the updated brackets, because this is the second to final round in the entire throwdown! Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Well, folks, it’s been about 4 days since the Ultimate Android Throwdown began, but each carrier now has a champion! The winners per provider are:
- AT&T: Samsung Captivate
- SPRINT: HTC Evo 4G
- T-MOBILE: HTC G2
- VERIZON: Motorola Droid X
So here’s a moment of silence for the second place contenders:
- HTC Aria
- Samsung Epic 4G
- HTC myTouch 4G / HD
- HTC Droid Incredible
You can check out the final tallies on the round 2 page here.
But now, the real battle of the champions begins! The third round will have only 2 polls: The top Android devices for America’s largest CDMA and GSM networks now go head-to head in an all around beat down – that means AT&T vs. T-Mobile, and Sprint vs. Verizon. Remember, the next round (round 4) will include voting on the wildcard / discontinued bracket! Be sure to hit the break to get in your votes and check out the updated brackets, and let us know how your device fared / is faring in the comments!
Edit: sorry about the typo in the title, all fixed up now!
The masses have spoken in round 1! The winners of round one of the Ultimate Android Throwdown are:
- HTC Aria
- Samsung Captivate
- HTC Evo 4G
- Samsung Epic 4G
- HTC Droid Incredible
- Motorola Droid X
Now, on to round 2! In this round, the 2 winners from each carrier go head-to-head to become the top Android device for their provider. So what are you waiting for!? Vote, vote, vote! Hit the break for the official polls, as well to check out the new updated brackets, and let us know how your device did / is doing in the comments!
Alright, folks. You’ve been waiting all weekend, and now it’s time for the battle to begin; we’re starting up the first round of voting for the Ultimate Android Throwdown! As per the original rules, the first round will go as follows:
Vote for your top Android device per carrier. The first round will go from 10AM CST on Monday, 11/15/10 to 12AM CST on Wednesday, 11/17/10.
You will only be allowed to get your vote in once per round, but you can vote in each category every round.
So hit the break to get your votes in for each carrier, and also to check out the full bracket list! Remember, the voting on the wildcard and discontinued bracket won’t begin until the final round of voting for the available devices on 10AM CST on Sunday, 11/21/10.
The top 2 votes per provider from this round will go head-to-head in pairs on Wednesday, 11/17/10. If you still find yourself a little bit confused, be sure to check out the original announcement.
Wal-Mart called for a recall of their Droid 2 phones this weekend, making room for the hope that the Droid 2 Global is close at hand. Judging by pictures taken at a local store, there is now an empty display spot where the Droid 2 dummy phone used to be. Shots taken of Wal-Mart’s inventory guns also clearly show that the item has been deleted from the system.
The recall was considered “nondesript”, and the only details we have on it is that all Droid 2 inventory is expected back to the distributor, Brightstar, by Tuesday, October 26th. Hopefully, this means the Droid 2 Global will be in the public’s hand before the end of the month, but as more time ticks by without even an official announcement on the expected device, we will have to wait and see.
Yesterday, we reported on the new DROID 2 Global Edition with some leaked shots for your enjoyment. Today, however, we get a slightly more technical look at Motorola‘s new baby with some specs and benchmark results. With a quadrant score of 1709 and a 1.2GHz ARMV7 processor, I may be too busy wiping the drool off the corner of my chin to continue, but I’ll try.
Verizon is pumping out Droids like it’s nobody’s business. Just this year, we have seen the launch of three “Droid” branded Android devices from Verizon: the Droid Incredible, the Droid X, and the Droid 2. However, it looks like Big Red has at least one more Droid up its sleeve for this year, and that is the Droid 2 World Edition. It is basically a Droid 2, but with the ability to use GSM networks, not just CDMA. Other than a few other tweaks, like a little more silver, the phone is still – essentially – a Droid 2. The boys over at Droid Life have gotten a couple of pictures of the yet-to-be-released device, so check out the full gallery below, and let us know what you think in the comments!