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Last Updated: July 18th, 2011

Earlier this week, I dropped a hint on Twitter that we have a few awesome giveaways lined up here at Android Police, and I really wasn't kidding.

To start things off, NVIDIA and Android Police have teamed up to give away a free Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi edition. The dual-core Tegra 2 tablet can be yours - all you have to do is enter by following the rules below.

More great - even better - prizes are coming up shortly, so be sure to keep following Android Police on Twitter, Facebook, and RSS.

Giveaway

And here is the winner (picked at random):

image @keef319 (Keef) from Walkern, United Kingdom, who entered using Twitter on April 23rd with this comment "Go on..Turn from the dark side, Android is your friend," you are now the owner of a brand new XOOM Wi-Fi tablet. Congratulations!

What

1 brand new Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi, courtesy of NVIDIA and Android Police.

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How To Win

This contest is now over. We have selected the winner - see if it's you above.

Entering the giveaway is really simple.

Complete either one of these to be eligible or both to double your chances of winning.

  • Follow @AndroidPolice on Twitter, then tweet out a message that starts with the following phrase and ends with something original you can think of to spice it up - it could be anything mentioning the XOOM, NVIDIA, Android Police, Tegra 2, etc. Just don't forget you only have 140 characters, so make them count:

NVIDIA and @AndroidPolice are giving away a free XOOM Wi-Fi at http://bit.ly/ap-xoom. <PUT YOUR OWN MESSAGE HERE>

OR

  • Like/fan the AndroidPolice fan page on Facebook, then Like the entry for this article and leave a comment on that entry about the XOOM, NVIDIA, Android Police, Android, Tegra 2, or why you should be the one to win. Get creative :-]

Aaaand that's it - there are no other steps this time around. Very easy, as I promised.

Terms

The giveaway starts immediately and runs until May 6th, 11:59PM PST.

It is open to residents of the countries specified in the detailed terms and conditions below (not just U.S. - check the list to see if your country is there).

The winner will be selected randomly from the pool of entrants, announced here, and notified via twitter, Facebook, or email.

1 entry per person for each method is allowed (1 for Facebook and 1 for Twitter). Entering more than once on either social site will not increase your chances.

NVIDIA and Android Police will ship the prize to the winner.

See the "Official Rules" below for the exact terms of the contest and eligibility requirements.

International Entrants: Please ensure your country is listed in "1. Eligibility" of the Official Rules, and particularly remember that you will be responsible for any and all import duties, fees, taxes, or other costs (excluding the shipping carrier charge) associated with importing the device into your country, as indicated in "4. Prizes"

Good luck, everyone!

ANDROID POLICE MOTOROLA XOOM WI-FI GIVEAWAY CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

1. Eligibility

ANDROIDPOLICE.COM, A CALIFORNIA SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (referred to herein as “Contest Provider”) IS THE PROVIDER OF THIS CONTEST. THIS CONTEST IS OPEN ONLY TO RESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, MEXICO, CHILE, ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, FRANCE, BELGIUM, THE UNITED KINGDOM, LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, FINLAND, DENMARK, NORWAY, SPAIN, IRELAND, RUSSIA, THE NETHERLANDS, SOUTH KOREA, TAIWAN, THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, THE CZECH REPUBLIC, CROATIA, THE UKRAINE, POLAND, BULGARIA, AND HUNGARY WHICH ARE: (i) OVER THE AGE OF MAJORITY IN THEIR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE ON THE DATE REFERENCED BELOW AS THE START DATE FOR THE CONTEST; AND (ii) WHO ARE NOT RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND IN THE UNITED STATES; THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA; OR RESIDENTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN STATES OF VICTORIA, QUEENSLAND OR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY ("ENTRANTS"). If you are under the legal age of majority in your country of residence, but are (i) over the age of 13 years of age and a resident of the United States of America, or a member country of the European Union other than Spain, or the United Kingdom; (ii) who is least 14 years of age and a resident of Spain, the United Kingdom, or Russia; or (iii) who is at least 15 years of age and is a resident of the Republic of Korea; one of your parents or legal guardians must submit a signed, written statement that they have read, understood and agree to these Contest rules with your entry, and that such agreement constitutes acceptance of these Contest rules on behalf of you and themselves. Residents of the State of Rhode Island in the United States, the Province of Quebec in Canada, or Queensland, Victoria, or the Australian Capital Territory in Australia are ineligible for participation in this Contest. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. There is no cost to enter or win. Offer void where prohibited.

2. Disclaimer

Contest Provider will not be responsible for: (a) any late, lost, or misrouted transmissions or entries; (b) any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events beyond the control of Contest Provider; or (c) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest.

3. Contest Period

The Contest begins April 22nd at 5:00 Pacific Time and will continue until May 6th at 11:59PM Pacific Time (the "Deadline"). All entries must be received before the Deadline to be eligible to win the Prize.

4. Prizes

One (1) eligible entrant will be chosen by the Contest Provider as the “Winner,” and will receive the “Prize,” one (1) Motorola “XOOM Wi-Fi” tablet computing device, estimated retail value $599. No substitutions or exchanges, cash or otherwise, will be allowed. Prize is not transferable.

The Prize will be provided “as is,” Contest Provider and Prize Provider provide no warranties of any kind, express or implied, including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.

Shipment of Prize will be the sole responsibility of Prize Provider. Shipment method and carrier will be selected by Prize Provider. Contest Provider and Prize Provider assume no responsibility for loss of or damage to the prize prior to or during shipment. If the Prize, after shipment, is returned to the Prize Provider as undeliverable or for any other reason, Contest Provider and Prize Provider reserve the right to disqualify the Winner and to designate another Entrant as the Winner.

5. Collection of Information:

The Contest entry requires you to submit a first and last name, email address, and shipping address to meet the Contest’s Eligibility requirements.

If you are a citizen of France and/or any of the other countries whose citizens are eligible for this Contest, and pursuant to French law pertaining to data collection and processing, you are informed that the data collector is AndroidPolice.com, and the data collected will be transferred to the United States of America. Upon request, you will be provided with access to your personal data. To exercise this right, please contact [email protected].

The Winner consents to allowing Contest Provider to disclose the following information to Prize Provider for the purpose of awarding the Prize: (1) first and last name, (2) email address, and (3) shipping address. Shipping address must be located in one of the countries or regions listed in the Eligibility section. Failure to provide an address in one of the countries or regions listed in the Eligibility section will result in disqualification from the Contest.

6. General Release of Liability

By entering the Contest, you release the Contest Provider and Prize Provider from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the Contest or delivery, misdelivery, acceptance, possession, use of or inability to use the Prize.

7. Affidavit and Release:

As a condition of being awarded the Prize, the Winner will be required to execute and deliver to Contest Provider a signed Affidavit of Eligibility, which includes an acceptance of these Official Rules and a release of liability. The Affidavit of Eligibility may be submitted by email.

8. Contest and Prize Providers:

Contest provided by Android Police. Prizing provided by NVIDIA. Any questions regarding the Contest should be directed via e-mail to Artem Russakovskii at [email protected].

9. Choice of Law:

The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States.

10. Miscellaneous:

Entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and by the decisions of the Contest Provider, which are final and binding in all respects. Contest Provider reserves the right to change these Official Rules at any time, at its discretion, and to suspend or cancel the Contest or any entrant's participation in the Contest should any causes beyond Contest Provider’s control affect the administration, security or proper play of the Contest or Contest Provider otherwise becomes (as determined by its discretion) unable to run the Contest as planned.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • http://www.xoomforums.com wicked

    Awesome giveaway!

  • Josh

    There has already been a contest like this. I liked and added and did everything possible about AndroidPolice.. Got nothing.. didnt even any information about winners. i think they give away among themselves..

    • http://www.anivision.org Xcom923

      I've entered a tone of contests for AP and I've won some things. I assure you it's not "among themselves" as you think.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      So you've entered a giveaway and didn't win. You're not guaranteed to win if you enter a giveaway, you do realize that, right?

      What contest did we run without announcing winners?

  • Angry Andy

    WHAT!?
    Why is ACT, Australia excluded?
    This sucks!

    • David Ruddock

      ACT's Gambling and Racing Commission requires a permit fee for us to conduct a contest or raffle promotion in that territory. Sorry.

  • Abhishek

    Sad......No India in the list. China is there but no India :( :(

    • David Ruddock

      Laws regarding the shipment of consumer electronics into India prevent us from making that country eligible, sorry.

      • http://techsplurge.com Saket

        I wish to know more about those Laws?

  • William

    Good news

    But sad, Malaysia not included but neighboring country Singapore is.

    • David Ruddock

      Numerous laws surrounding imports in Malaysia make the process of (legally) importing an electronic device to that country complex, particularly a WiFi enabled device.

      Sorry.

  • Elias

    Argentina allowed, but not Brazil? Neat...

    • David Ruddock

      Brazil's import duty and other taxes on consumer electronics of this type end up totalling from 80-100% of the item's value; we can't in good faith tell someone they've won something with that high a cost to them once they actually receive it, sorry.

  • elizabeth cherry

    what a great give aways and the xoom is a great machine,pick me please

  • jim

    awesome. thanks AP!

  • Jake

    Awesome Giveaway Artem!

    Awesome to see the partnership with Nvidia on this one!

    Added my entry to the facebook page!

  • BachinPhx

    I would really love me some Xoom lovin'. As opposed to McLovin from SuperBad.

  • Joe

    Hey AP, always been a big fan of the site, but could you guys put together a giveaway at some point that does NOT involve using Twitter or Facebook? I mean not everyone actually has the time to waste on retarded social networking sites.

    • Jake

      It's a way to help promote AP. Simply put. More traffic for them, and the reward in helping out is prizes like the Xoom :)

      Rock on AP!

      • Joe

        Ok, but by doing this they are excluding people who don't use Facedouche and Twatter. It would seem to be most logical if their giveaway promotions would be geared toward as many people as possible, and going this route that clearly doesn't work. I'm quite sure they could still garner the high social network traffic AND make this giveaway available to everyone else, so I don't see why they don't. Oh well, their loss.

        • winner

          just make an account for the giveaway and delete it when it's over. simple

  • http://noviceproductions.co.cc Corey C.

    You guys are awesome! :)

  • aj

    So pumped about this giveaway. This is probably the one device I've been craving to get my hands on. I wanna take this sexy little thing out for a steak dinner...and let it order an appetizer too!

  • Ashish Raj

    Completed both the entries.. and now can't wait till May 6th!! Hope my entries are aren't forgotten by then... Can I enter more than once?? maybe like every day.. or every hour.. or every other min?? **sheepish grin**

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Sorry, only 1 entry per person per method (Twitter, FB).

  • Edwin Reynoso

    I want to win this xoom i been in like a ton of give away, this most be my time. lol

  • Prabhjot

    sadly no countries from Africa are listed in the terms.. :( . Don't think I will ever actually win anything.

    • David Ruddock

      Sorry, the number of potential shipping providers is very small for the African region, and we have not looked into the law regarding the importation of electronics in the many countries on the African continent.

      • IAmTheK

        Maybe you should look into it for next time, seeing how Africa has only 3 more countries than Europe, so not as many as u make it sound. And specifically and less than half being English speaking ones. You can start with Ghana, South Africa as it will be relatively easy to find info about those. Thanks

        • David Ruddock

          European countries have fairly standardized laws about consumer electronics (see: the EU) and actively works to make international commerce/shipping between Europe-US easier.

          Sorry, we'll look into South Africa next time, but I can't say with any confidence we'll be able to add more countries for future contests.

  • rob

    why is the Philippines not on the list?

    • David Ruddock

      Philippine law requires all items of 500USD declared value or higher (especially electronics) to be stopped at customs, and the recipient must go to customs to pick up the item and pay the import duty fee. The likelihood the prize would never be received is simply too high.

      Reliable (US carrier) shipping to the Philippines is also extremely expensive.

      Sorry.

  • Lavi

    What about EU coutries like Greece, Portugal and Romania. They are also left out...
    You have readers from these countries too...

    • David Ruddock

      Greece, Portgugal, and Romania all have unique and starkly different laws regarding importation than many EU countries. Unfortunately, we cannot research the law for all regions, it's simply not feasible.

      Romania has extremely high import duties + VAT on these items. Greece has a complex importation process for items of this value requiring the recipient (and us) to fill out several forms, for example.

      • Buciuman

        Excuse me, all these countries are in the EU and have the same import duties, set in the Community Customs Tariff.

        • David Ruddock

          That's partially correct. Import duties are the same, but many member countries of the EU have additional taxes and fees levied at their borders (including special taxes for consumer electronics in some nations, like Romania).

  • torsrex

    Thanks for this awesome message on Easter morning! This made my day :D

  • http://fc1032.blogspot.com Brian

    Wow I'm glad i live in NSW Australia :)

    I'm also glad that its not just for the US :) I miss out on so many of these!

  • Kappadon

    Great Promotion, Good Tablet, will it be possible to Upgrade to a IPad 2, If not I will take the Xoom
    Kappa

  • mehim

    *sigh* ... nothing for saudi arabia :( ...
    not surprised though

    Liked anyways :)

  • http://www.google.com Googlist

    Im a poor college kid so winning this would be awesome. Keep it up awesome website for all android news

  • Barbara Nolan
  • Andoroidaa

    Is Japan so expensive to ship to? :(

    • David Ruddock

      Japan has extremely strict laws regarding gaming and contests. We cannot simply make a country eligible without adequately researching its respective laws governing promotional contests, and Japanese law on this subject is difficult to obtain or interpret in English.

  • http://www.darkpain0.com darkpain

    Not fair that neither greece or cyprus is on the list...im fun of you and reading your site everyday!!

  • http://mygreyworld.com Sylvia G

    Liked and Tweeted! Woohoo! Thanks for opening it up for Singapore!

  • Tom

    Love it!Awesome contest!!!

  • Sigmund Green

    People from Qu├ębec are ineligible, WTF! Why? Last time I've checked we were still part of Canada.

    • David Ruddock

      Quebec law requires us to obtain permission to hold a publicity contest, meaning a fee and application process. We do not hold contests in regions requiring such permissions, and will not in the foreseeable future, sorry.

  • charlie hickman

    That's fricking sweet that you guys are giving a new Xoom WI-FI.

  • TONY

    I WANT TO WIN A XOOM, NVIDIA, Android Police, Tegra 2 !!!!!!!!!!

  • Kristen

    I would love a Xoom!

  • http://www.thewebtricks.com Jagan Mangat

    Done,was already a Fan on Facebook.....
    https://twitter.com/jaganmangat/status/62162917700804609

  • Jason

    The Xoom is definitely a very impressive piece of hardware. I've had my eye on one for a while. I'm gone from home most of the time working, going to class, or hanging with my youth group kids so having a Xoom would definitely be awesome! Thanks Android Police!

  • Mark

    Hey, AP. I have a few questions. What if I'm already a follower of your Twitter account and a fan on your Facebook page, am I still eligible? Do I have to unlike and like your Facebook page to be eligible?

    Also, is this a random drawing or are you guys picking a winner based on what we say?

    Sorry for the numerous questions. Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.anivision.org Xcom923

      Nah, I've been a follower of AP since day one and I've won stuff without having to unfollow and refollow. I'm assuming this is no different. >_< AP's giveaways are getting better and better.

    • David Ruddock

      To answer the second question, it's random.

  • http://slickdeals.net amy

    thank you for the promotion!

  • http://www.anivision.org Xcom923

    DUDE everyone if you're asking "why is country X not on the list", this has been mentioned over and over again. The country either has strict laws OR the country's importing laws are expensive

  • http://androidmarket.cz Petrroll

    Thanks for Czech Republic!

  • Bryan B

    So not in for these drawings requiring Twitter followers (which I don't use) or Facebook fans/likes (which I don't want stuff like this attached to). Hoakey way to up your followers/fans.

  • portnoyd

    I'd love to enter this but no FB or Twitter. Sadly have to pass.

  • Todd L

    Thanks for the promotion!! Love Android Police!

  • Snail

    David Ruddock sure loves repeating himself all over again and again

    • Aaron Gingrich

      It's polite to give an exact reply to each person explaining to them why their country isn't eligible. David's trying to fulfill his "polite" quota for the century - he's nearly there.

      • IAmTheK

        Yup. I was thinking the same. Felt sorry for even asking. And he even apologized. Good lad.

  • the Goat

    Why do you require facebook/twitter for contests? I am a member with neither.

    • Xcom923

      that's just something companies do now a days for promotion. Don't take it personally.

  • Kevyn Chau

    I love Android's customization.

  • sgtguthrie

    I never win anything...would be nice to have my luck change here!!! lol

  • http://twitter.com/Mommy3G Stephanie

    Done & Done~* Thanks for hosting this giveaway :O)
    @Mommy3G / Stephanie Lt

  • Kyle

    Oh what I would give to be able to win this wonderful device. My prayers go up in the air as I cross my fingers and hope.

  • Agent Smith

    can I post multiple times to twitter just because? I know it wont increase my chances, but will it disqualify me?

  • Android4Life

    I am very weak and cannot lift a notebook or even a netbook. But the Motorola XOOM's 730 gram weight is ideal for me to still enjoy my number one hobby: computing!

  • Larry Banamassa

    XOOM is an AWESOME TABLET combined with NVIDIA Tegra2 makes it even AWESOMER!

  • http://jpjimenez.com Juan

    Too bad, no Costa Rica :(

  • http://archimage.co.nz PabloNZ

    Can I just say thanks for adding New Zealand to the list of countries. I know you didn't have to, but you did, and I for one am stoked. Cheers.

  • anash

    I follow you on twitter @anashct
    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • anash

    I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/63059433105797120
    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

  • Alejandro

    I want to show the fans of Ap..e how fast is this tablet, how flexible, but mostly I want to highlight the good production of Android Police in my country, ARGENTINA!

  • Lopo

    Where is Slovakia ? All countries around us are there, why not Slovakia ?

  • IowaTimeLord

    Bwahahaha!!! Why are no contest legal in Rhode Island?...EVER! That's funny shit!

  • sgtguthrie

    I love how half the posts are asking why their country isn't included... Are there no giveaways in other countries?

    Please don't take this the wrong way as I mean no disrespect towards anyone. I just don't think I've ever entered a sweepstakes from another country (or seen one include the USA). Not to say they don't exist, I just haven't seen one.

  • Fernando I.

    awesome. Give me one. Thanks

  • Yeah, her

    Poor, harrassed David. So very many whiny people from all over the world, "Waah, why not my country?" It isn't your fault, and you never seem to lose your patience. Keep up the good work being awesome, placating the masses.

  • Mat

    Thanks for not making this US only like every other place with a XOOM contest !!!

  • liams

    Entered a few days ago. Broke college kid with a need to google docs, youtube, type papers, and surf from anywhere using the best Android tablet around from the best android blog around!

  • http://www.gizmodigit.com Alex

    Sad to see India is not in the list! I hope one day you also do something for world wide Android Police fans!

  • Adam Powell

    I should when because I'm awesome....

  • 80’s Rocker

    Please pick me, i really would love to try writing some apps for Android and this would be a perfect machine to use to test my applications on.

  • 80’s Rocker

    Tried to leave a comment on the facebook article, but there was not option to reply or a place to mark it as a post i liked. Not sure why those options are not available to me.

  • Senior Franco

    Good luck everyone,this is going to make someone very happy.

  • Darren

    I can't enter Boo hoo :-(
    I don't use either Facebook or Twitter, in my job we see toooooo many problems associated with both of them, so I steer well clear.

  • Big Winner

    I know I'm going to win already. So in advance, thanks Android Police for my Xoom!

  • Jeff Vcuurevich

    The Xoom would Rock!

  • ALBOTZ

    give it away already. by the time someone wins it itll be obsolete and dated

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      "The giveaway starts immediately and runs until May 6th, 11:59PM PST" - a little patience.

  • Ori

    I already love the upcoming Samsung Tab 10.1" for the quality of the galaxy s1 and s2 phones are amazing and Samsung had much trial and mainly error with there 7 inch "failure" release to be able to move forward and I am looking forward to the release this summer.

  • http://LiyoLabs.etsy.com Lem

    Wow, the ACT thing is pretty specific, being stuck in South Australia was actually a positive for a change.

  • http://www.SOG-News.com DarknesSx

    Was the winner announced as i can't seem to detect a human name xD

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      The contest ends tonight, it's still running.

  • Wanda P

    I hope this is Canadian friendly contest, I follow and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/WJP1564/status/66621023189078016

    Thanks :)

  • sgtguthrie

    I hope that as you're sorting out all the entries, my name ends up at the top... Lol! The suspense is killing me!!! :-)

  • http://android.3xforum.ro Bogdan

    You guys are awesome!

  • http://androidcentral William

    I want a free Motorola xoom! :)

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