Where to get phones to test the code?

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  1. kidalex

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    Is there some sort of a discount program from manufacturers or carriers in the US that allows developers get most common Android based phones for testing?
     
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    Are you talking about for free? Then no.
     
  3. kidalex

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    I'd settle for "at cost"
     
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    What do you mean by "at cost"? And your best chance is to contact google.
     
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  5. kidalex

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    by "at cost" I mean what manufacturer's cost to make the phone is. What would contacting Google get me? They don't make Motorola or HTC phones
     
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    Typically thats a big no, specifically because wholesalers HAVE to make some sort of profit, so they sell their products in bulk to manufacturers for a set price. When you see the cost of a phone a certain percentage of that cost goes to the copmany that made the phone and the other percentage goes to the service provider (att, t-mobile, vzw, etc).

    The only way I see this possible is if you were to become an employee in the test market of a phone company and even then your chances are slim that you would be able to actually buy the product.



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    I said Google because Google is the one who really cares about the whole apps thing. Right now Android phones are doing just fine with our "sub-par" app market so the manufacturers don't care too much.
     
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    Didnt a bunch of Droid's get passed out at some point? I remember some guy wanting to sell his he got free.

    Also if you Google it, I think Google was going to give out some N1s if you developed an app that got a certain number of sales.

    Did you try Google?