07
Apr
Canadian Android

If you travelled back in time to the middle of 2010 and asked your average Canadian about the selection of Android devices available to them, you would not be impressed with their answer - it seems that up until this year, the Android selection in Canada was about 6 months behind the curve.

Canadians, myself included, can now stop bemoaning their second rate options. As of today, two major new devices, the Nexus S and the Motorola Xoom, have been made available to those in the Great White North.

The Nexus S has landed on Videotron, Mobilicity, Telus and Koodo as of today, with Wind and Rogers expected to release it in the very near future. The best deal of the bunch seems to be Koodo's off contract price. For $425 you can walk away the owner of this phone, contract free, which is $100 dollars less than what Telus or Videotron are charging for it.

telus-koodo nexus s

If you want some new Android tech, but are already stuck with a phone in one of our famous three year contracts, the Wi-Fi Xoom is now available via Best Buy for $599, like the U.S. counterpart.

bestbuy xoom

No doubt the quality of the Android device selection in Canada is on the rise. With two major devices available within a short time of their stateside release date, and rumours of other major releases, such as the HTC Incredible S on Sasktel, occurring at the same time or earlier than the U.S. releases, it's hard to say that the land of snow and doughnuts is going to have to politely accept the little brother role for much longer.

Source: Best Buy / Mobile Syrup

Zak Stinson
Zak is a neuroscience student residing in the bread basket of Canada. When not reading or writing Android news, he has been known to partake in dangerous backyard science experiments he is nowhere near qualified to perform. He also loves Thai food.

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    Awesome, thank you for the heads up!

    Time to switch my Videotron residential phone line to a Nexus S :D

  • MyFirstDroid

    Best Buy (Dundas and Bay) and Best Buy Mobile (Dufferin Mall) told me that they didn't have any Nexus S to sell for Koodo - only with Rogers 3-year contract.
    Koodo kiosk (Dufferin Mall) didn't have any. (But they had the LG Optimus for only $150!) I ended up finding the Nexus S at Mobilicity where it was $500. I told them it was a gift, and they said they had limited stock and would only sell if i did the activation. I wanted to try out their service anyways, so I paid $25 + $10 for unlimited data.

  • alex

    They said I was the first one to get
    the xoom at future shop... I've been waiting to get it :-D oh yah... posting from the xoom :-)

  • https://steamcommunity.com/id/m-p-3 m-p{3}

    I got my Nexus S since friday with Videotron and so far I'm absolutely satisfied with the experience. Thanks again for the article, I would never have known about it so quickly otherwise!