Lifehacker readers love Android, and naturally we want to share that love with the rest of the world. Here's a range of options for the deserving Android recipient in your life.
Obviously with any phone purchase, you have two choices: buying it outright from a carrier or online store, or signing up for a contract. For a Christmas gift, the former is marginally more likely (and hence what we've usually quoted), but parents might consider the contract route as well.
Motorola Milestone 2
Cost: TBC (released on Optus and Vodafone in December) Where to get it: See above Why it's a good choice: If you want a physical keyboard as well as a touch screen on Android, this is easily the best pick.
HTC Desire HD
Telstra T-Touch Tab
Cost: $299 Where to get it: Telstra Why it's a good choice: Sure, it's a basic device with a resistive screen, but for $299 it's a good choice for getting less tech-obsessed family online.
LG Optimus GT650f
Cost: $504 Where to get it: Telstra Why it's a good choice: It's pretty much the cheapest Android model from a carrier right now.
Android Plush Doll
Cost: $47.11 Where to get it: Dino Direct Why it's a good choice: OK, it's not a phone. But if you want a budget option that won't cause you stress when a youthful recipient loses it at school, look no further.