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March 25, 2010

Phone Give Away(s) by Google

Filed under: Miscellaneous — noblemaster @ 12:47

So, I finally received my Nexus One in the mail. Google is giving away a free phone to every finalist (N. American Conquest)  in the Android Developer Challenge. In other news, Google is also giving away a free phone for developers that have an application with rating 3.5 or higher in the Android Market. So, I am expecting to receive another phone in the mail anytime soon. It’s either going to be the Nexus One or the Droid by Motorola.

Anyhow, the Nexus One works great! The speed is amazing. It replaces the free HTC Tattoo that I received a while ago to port Age of Conquest to the smaller screen size. The Tattoo was quite a disappointment. It “runs” very slow. The touch screen isn’t working very well; to get things moving, you had to press down really hard.

If I indeed get another free Nexus One, what should I do with the 2nd phone?


  1. I didn’t know N. American Conquest was a finalist, sweet.

    Comment by TravisII — March 25, 2010 @ 17:46

  2. The N. American Conquest made it to the final round! I thought I mentioned it on the forums? Here is the list with all the finalists:

    Comment by noblemaster — March 25, 2010 @ 17:57

  3. I remember one did, I thought it was Europe though.

    Comment by TravisII — March 25, 2010 @ 18:29

  4. I had Europe already in the Android Market, so I had to come up with something “new”.

    Comment by noblemaster — March 25, 2010 @ 18:31

  5. I recall you mentioning in the forum that the North America map made it into the finals. I don’t recall reading how it did in the finals unless the finals are still going on.

    You could give the 2nd phone to the scenario maker of North America? lol ;-)

    Here’s an idea. The 2nd phone could be given as the prize in the 1st version 3 tourney game. That is when version 3 goes online for everyone.

    Comment by fodder — March 25, 2010 @ 18:32

  6. Nah the winners have been chosen. I was looking at them last night.

    That’s something I was wondering. Did it win before or after I added scenarios to it?

    Yep, that’s what I was thinking, would go along well being that the game will be playable on a computer and one of them.

    Comment by TravisII — March 26, 2010 @ 09:18

  7. I think it just had the original scenarios.

    Actually, for the first tournament it would be a great idea to have some fancy prize! Although, it might be too far in the future to wait to give away the phone. Also, so far I didn’t receive anything yet!

    Comment by noblemaster — March 26, 2010 @ 11:38

  8. A fancy prize to kick off the first version 3 tournament is a neat idea. You’re right, the phone may not be the best idea for the prize given the tourney date. Plus age range of the players may need to be considered when awarding a prize. Hopefully another great prize can be found by the time of the tourney date.

    Comment by fodder — March 28, 2010 @ 09:45

  9. Curious, have you received the phone yet and have you decided on what to do with it?

    Comment by fodder — May 11, 2010 @ 17:04

  10. Actually yes, I received the Droid phone. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take a Sim Card and only works for Verizon. I am currently using it for development.

    I figured I will give away a nice tournament prize for the first AoC III tournament.

    Comment by noblemaster — May 11, 2010 @ 20:10

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