Wow, what a week it has been! Our 3rd giant giveaway, featuring the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, has blown the lids off all other promotions we've done in the past, with over 6,000 entries via Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. Google+ users really kicked this up a notch this time around, as the new network absolutely exploded in its first week of existence, already driving more traffic to the site than Twitter and Facebook combined.
Amusingly, we've managed to push G+ to its limits a few times, finding out the maximum number of shares displayed (1000), the maximum number of comments per post (500), and, hilariously, topping the list of users who invited the most friends to the service on the first day of its life.
Of course, a lot of the hype is due to the fact that the Tab 10.1 is one of the best tablets on the market today (or the best if you ask me). Just like before, we tried to make the giveaway accessible to as many countries all over the world as we could, so thank you to everyone who took the time to enter.
Before I jump to the part you're all here for, I'd like to mention that we have at least 5 more giant giveaways already lined up, two of them with a prize that hasn't even hit the market yet. Stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss the giveaway announcements and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.
And now - the winner!
Unfortunately, since there is only 1 grand prize and over 6,000 of you, the chance of winning one is... well 1/~6000. Today, the person listed below, selected at random from the whole pool, can say that Lady Luck was on his side, as he's getting ready to unwrap a brand new Tab 10.1.
Darren Richards, a Training Officer from Bolton, UK who entered using Google+ on July 10th - you are now the owner of a brand new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet. Congratulations!
We will be contacting Darren shortly, and as for the rest of you, if you didn't win, don't lose hope - as I mentioned, at least 5 more devices are already lined up, waiting their turn to possibly land in your hands.
Update 7/31/11: Here's Darren with his new tablet:
I'd like to thank NVIDIA for sponsoring the contest and all of you for playing!