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Last Updated: June 28th, 2011

About 2 weeks ago, in collaboration with NVIDIA we threw our largest giveaway ever, with the grand prize of a Wi-Fi Motorola XOOM, one of the hottest tablets around. What happened next was way above any expectations I've set for this contest - there were over 3,300 entries between Twitter and Facebook, with Twitter leading the pack with about 1900 and Facebook trailing behind with about 1400.

At first, NVIDIA was concerned about running the giveaway in countries outside the U.S. but we wanted as many of you to participate as possible, so we pushed for it and managed to get as many countries outside the U.S. approved as possible, within allowed limits set with various legal considerations in mind. Having this successful precedent behind us, we will try to do the same with the future giveaways as well for you non-U.S. folks.

And now for the most interesting part - the winner!

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Unfortunately, even though we want to send a XOOM to each and every one of you, only 1 out of the 3,300 entrants could be selected. If you didn't win, don't get upset - we'll have more great contests coming up shortly.

The winner was selected at random using a large list of all entrants and the following site to narrow down the pick. Drumroll please...

Update May 17th: We've given the original winner plenty of time to respond (8 days), but since he hasn't, another winner was drawn.

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!

We will be contacting Keef shortly, and as for the rest of you, better luck next time and stay tuned - we have a couple of even better giveaways coming right up!

Update May 30th: Here's Keef with his new tablet:

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I'd like to thank NVIDIA for sponsoring the contest, David Ruddock for handling the legal side along with a myriad of "why is it not open in my country?" questions, and all of you for playing.

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.

  • Marcelo Antonio Diaz

    I'd like to give it to jim, please

    • Jim

      I'd be more than happy to take it off your hands Marcelo, thank you

      ;)

    • http://www.justargentina.org/ Marcelo Antonio Diaz

      I've changed my mind, please donate mine to Steve Jobs. I say good day.

      • http://Facebook.com/DarknesSx.LDS DarknesSx

        lol if you don’t want it just give it to me :D i’m a die hard Android fan and can use this since i still don’t have a tablet “yet” (i’m not poor :O!! it’s just there isn’t the thing that deserves my money yet :P )
        ===
        and Congratz :D

      • Steve Jobs

        No thanks. What an over-powered, flexible, multi-ported, value-for-money piece of open-source junk!

  • http://www.transformerforums.com wicked

    Congrats Marcelo!

  • Darius_bd

    Argentina! phew that was close...

  • http://LiyoLabs.etsy.com Lem

    Congratz Marcelo.
    Also good on androidpolice and Nvidia for running outside US competitions (thank for competitions at all!)

  • sgtguthrie

    You picked the wrong name...lol! Really though, my congratulations to the winner...

  • Mike

    "Because I'm Poor?" That's not even close to creative

    • Artem

      It's not but the winner was selected at random.

  • Jox

    Felicitaciones Marcelo! Damela a mi si no la queres jaja!

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for including your international readers!

  • Sushruta

    Congrats Marcelo.I know i will never win in any random contests. :(

  • Cypher242

    Great to see comps open to everyone now, good job, congrats to keef319

  • http://www.droid-den.com Lekky

    Bah, one of my followers. He already has a Transformer you know?!?!

    #jealous :D

    • ChazClout

      I thought that avatar of his looked familiar! :D Congrats Keef!

      2 honeycomb tablets... damn!

  • http://Facebook.com/DarknesSx.LDS DarknesSx

    MMMM.... what da hell....? he didn't respond !!! ROFLMAO!!!
    Well, i've just responded so give it to me ? :D

  • A Murder of Crows

    I'm really disappointed in the way this contest was presented. You guys tell us to be creative, and some people really were, but the vast majority of the entries i saw were quite lame, including the original winner's.
    if you tell us to be creative, then use what you tell us to do as part of the criteria for being a winner. don't just pick a 100% completely random person out of all possible entries. Pick a random person out of all of the creative entries, and have a group of AP peeps judging and monitoring those entries.

    don't get me wrong, i'm still glad you had the contest in the first place, but i expect some quality to the winning entry.

    • http://www.droid-den.com Lekky

      "The winner will be selected randomly from the pool of entrants"

      They stated it was random clearly. Can you image how many entries they would have gotten? There is no way they could go through each one.

      Randomly was really the only way to do this kind of contest.

  • Franco

    Have too say for what ever reason the original winner failed too claim the prize when he finds out what happened he going to be totally gutted.
    If it was a just a freebie guy who entered for the crack of it then he will just be miffed but if like me and many others ya love ya android stuff he will be sick,lol.

    Maybe he read that he won then passed out and now has memory lose,lol

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