Last Updated: July 28th, 2011

In the past few months, we have been giving away various devices in what I dubbed the "Giant Giveaway" series. Despite having given away 3 tablets (the XOOM, the G-Slate, and the Tab 10.1) already, we're not planning on slowing down; in fact, we're going to accelerate the giveaway process. Rather than keep the giveaways open for 2 weeks, we're going to run them for only about 5-7 days instead, as otherwise our shelves will collapse under the weight of all the goodies and ruin them, and we don't want that, do we?

In the spirit of letting you guys in on the best gadgets the market has to offer, today we are excited to announce that the prize for this week's giveaway will be the 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Wi-Fi edition (up from the 16GB version in the last giveaway).

This time, the giveaway is sponsored by Beansoft, the developer behind our favorite Thumb Keyboard, which you can see pictured below. I have been personally using Thumb Keyboard on all my tablets (where it truly shines with its split-key layout) and phones, and yes, I've tried SwiftKey, Swype, FlexT9, HTC stock, Gingerbread stock, and many other keyboards, and I keep coming back to Thumb Keyboard (the text shortcuts functionality is pure gold).


We've touched on the Thumb Keyboard a few times here at Android Police:

Alternatively, if the Amazon Appstore is your thing, you can grab the keyboard from there.

But enough about Thumb Keyboard, let's get to business.

The Tab 10.1, which is my favorite Honeycomb tablet created to date, features:

  • Dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20 processor
  • 10.1" WXGA 1280x800 TFT (PLS) screen
  • 1GB RAM
  • 32GB on-board storage
  • Bluetooth
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • 7000 mAh battery
  • 3MP rear camera with LED flash and 720p video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • video codecs: 720p/1080p Mpeg4, H.264, H.263, H263Sorenson, Divx/XviD, VC-1, WMV7/8
  • audio codecs: MP3, OGG, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR-, NB, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, MID, AC3, IMY, AAC(Mono), AMR_NB
  • proprietary 30-pin connector
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • dimensions: 175.3 x 256.7 x 8.6 mm (for comparison, the XOOM is 170 x 250 x 13 mm)
  • weight: 565 grams (for comparison, the XOOM is 730 grams)
  • the tablet has none of these: SD (MicroSD, SD), HDMI, USB (MicroUSB, MiniUSB, full-size USB), SIM slot (although a 4G version will be coming later this year), though USB and HDMI functionality can be achieved by purchasing adapters
  • optional docks (sold separately): vehicle, keyboard, desktop

More great prizes are coming up shortly, so be sure to keep following Android Police on Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, and RSS (and if you're in a good mood, click the +1 button in the top left corner of this page!).



A brand new 32GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi Honeycomb tablet, courtesy of Thumb Keyboard from Beansoft and Android Police.

How To Win

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

Entering the giveaway is really simple. There are 2 steps - complete both of them.

Step 1

Complete either one of these to be eligible, two to double, or all 3 to triple your chances of winning.

  • Add this account to at least one circle on Google+, then re-share this message with the Public circle by clicking Share. 


  • Follow @AndroidPolice and @beansoft 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 Tab 10.1, Samsung, Beansoft, Thumb Keyboard, keyboards in general, Android Police, Tegra 2, etc. Just don't forget you only have 140 characters, so make them count:

Thumb Keyboard (@beansoft) and @AndroidPolice are giving away a free Samsung Tab 10.1 tablet http://bit.ly/ap-tk. <PUT YOUR OWN MESSAGE HERE>


  • Like the AndroidPolice fan page on Facebook. There is no need to leave a comment to enter, so if you're already following, proceed to step 2 below.

Step 2

Fill out this brief form so that we know how to get in touch with you in case you win.


The giveaway starts immediately and runs until July 24th, 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 email.

1 entry per person for each method is allowed (1 for Facebook, 1 for Twitter, and 1 for Google Plus). Entering more than once on any of the social sites will not increase your chances.

Beansoft 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!


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, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, INDIA, FRANCE, BELGIUM, THE UNITED KINGDOM, LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY, AUSTRIA, SWITZERLAND, SWEDEN, FINLAND, DENMARK, NORWAY, SPAIN, IRELAND, RUSSIA, THE NETHERLANDS, SOUTH KOREA, SOUTH AFRICA, TAIWAN, ITALY, PORTUGAL, SLOVENIA, MALAYSIA, VIETNAM, 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 July 19th, 2011 at 00:01AM Pacific Time and will continue until July 24th, 2011 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) SAMSUNG “GALAXY TAB 10.1” 32GB Wi-Fi tablet computing device, estimated retail value $599.99. 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.


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 Beansoft. 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.

  • sergiu

    I don't want to win

    • Jon Garrett

      I always enter and never win.

  • Seth Daniel

    sorry if you got two entries from me. It said google docs encountered an error the first time so I just resubmitted just in case.

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

      No worries, I dedupe all the entries anyway.

      • http://mitchs.posterous.com Mitch Samuels

        Does it show submitions in the order they are submitted on Google Docs?

        I submitted two, because my Google+ account was suspended, and I made a new one, and reshared it...

        Haha. I made a new account while my other is in review. Not sure why it's suspended.

        So, if you have two entries from Mitch Samuels, they should be the same, except the Google+ share link!

  • Trina Rigsby

    Dude I neeeeeed this!

  • Jesse

    Hoping I can win something...

  • http://www.googleplustalk.net/index.php wicked

    Thanks for another awesome giveaway Artem and AP!

  • David Demma

    I need this thing, sick of my brother's iPad/iPad 2 always in use while I have no android tablet to use :^/

    I whored my Facebok, Twitter, and Google+ accounts for this, should be interesting. Congrats to the winner whoever it may be!

    • http://schpydurx.livejournal.com ProfessorTom

      Sounds like someone needs to get a job.

  • Ashish Raj

    Done all 3... Now to wait till I am declared as winner!! ;)

  • Alexandre

    No Brazil again, thank you.

  • janlee369

    I need to win because my rent is too damn high!

  • geoff

    this sounds super cool. would love to win this

  • Oris

    you guys rock...

  • nnorton00

    I know you said this time there was no need to leave a comment, but I feel I must.

    I've been saving some money to buy a nice tablet. One paycheck away from when I planned to purchase one I found out my cat had diabetes and all of the money I had saved (and more) went into his treatment and insulin. (I've got receipts too.) Basically no tablet for me, but life for the kitteh. Please bestow on to me your generosity! Peace, love and monkey butts.

  • http://About.me/DarknesSx DarknesSx

    Awesome stuff ... i did all that AND i'm leaving a comment here just in case all social networks around the world shut down within the next week and you have to pick the winner from the site comments :D
    (nothing is impossible you know)

  • http://matthewprather.com Matthew Prather

    Thanks ~ added to G+ and FB !!

  • Mesmorino

    So... how do I get my reshare post id on g+?

    • AGoodName

      Click the time on your post.

  • Rami


  • Tammy

    I can't like your page on Facebook because it is lame and I deleted my page months ago. I did all of the other stuff, though! Now let me win!

  • Adam

    I appreciate the give away guys, but could you please mix up the requirements with things that don't require us to bug the living crap out of our friends and family?

    This is the fourth give away and by now I think they understand that we go to Android Police.

  • http://www.brokemanstech.com Juan A

    I really hope I win this. I just dropped over $200 on the MCAT and have no money for anything outside of lunch and paying tolls to get to work for the next month.

  • Heiditwit

    I have to agree with Adam on this. A writing prompt would be a nice change of pace. 500 words - by tomorrow!

  • Ivan Avery Frey

    What if I already have Android Police in a circle, am already following you on Twitter, and I already like your page on FB. What then?

  • http://www.dydrostorm.com Bryan A

    I need one sooooooo bad!!!!! Would make work so much easier!

  • Alyssa

    i tweeted! and i follow both accounts!

    my twitter id: pandaxaly

    tweet link: http://twitter.com/#!/pandaXaly/status/93515911234990081

    i seriously NEED this!

  • Addie

    Whoo!!! I'm hopeful!!!

  • liams

    Done done and done! Once again good luck everyone and here's hoping!

  • SrecnaFrnikula

    I did all three. Thank you AndroidPolice for these awesome giveaways and for listening to your readers and expanding the number of countries eligible to enter the contest.

    Hope i win, this tablet would help me alot in my atempt to become a android developer, as it would make it easier given the usability of such a device. And i would definitly get a stylus to draw/sketch on the tab now that i've seen what Autodesk can do.

  • Matt K

    Thanks Android Police, I think I view your website over 20 times a day from work....Shhhhhh....

  • http://workingbinary.com Alam

    Sigh. No Indonesia. Good luck to everyone else.

  • DevilDogVIKING

    I could watch porn anywhere with this thing!!

  • http://twitter.com/nullghost/ nullghost

    Do want! I would give this a very nice home, especially knowing it is a supported Voodoo Sound device. Yum!

  • Vlad

    Please add Romania also as eligible resident.

  • LacyLavender1

    I want this SO bad! All I have is the LG Rumor Touch, through Virgin Mobile to get on the web, and it really sucks! They're always blocking me and playing stupid games. Something was wrong with the 1st phone I bought and so far I'm on my 5th refurbished piece of junk and as soon as they get back the last piece of junk they sent me, I'm going to have to call and tell them to send me another 1. This 1 they sent has a scratch on the camera lens and ruins the pictures I take as well as some other problems. I'm on a fixed income due to disability of a very painful disease and I could never afford to buy this or a PC. I want to win! I would be ecstatic!

  • cece

    share on G+ : Does it have to be public? should be precised.

  • cece

    anyway, from my android phone, no way to reshare publicly. Could to extended Circles. (and I had to go to the desktop web interface! )

  • GraveUypo

    why no love for brazil?

  • J-Man

    Not to be a hater, but I'm loving the pity stories in the comments. Not to devalue them at all, but don't think puppy eyes will win you the prize...

    BUT! In case they do:


  • Reeve

    Please please please let me win it this time! India is never on the list of winning countries!!! :(

  • BlessedTA

    I hope I win the prize.

  • http://AndroidPolice Senior Franco

    Another week another prize.I have entered again for this awesome prize in the hope that i will win.
    "Got too say im going too be a very Sadroid if i dont win this prize from Android."

    Iv not tried the beansoft keyboard and by looking at it i can see why it would seem appealing,it makes slightly less nimble like myself more efficient when using the keyboard since usually it just one finger stamp for me.
    But 2 thumb method is by far easier,well i imagine it would be.Ill bite and give it a go.

    Thanks Android Police and Beansoft for the great prize,good luck everyone.

    I didnt really mean good luck i really hope you all lose so i can win,lol

  • Joe

    Shocker. Yet another social media-based tablet giveaway from Android Police. Seriously guys, I've said it before and I'll say it again - please feel free to put together a tablet giveaway that does NOT involve having to use lame a$$ social media crap (and please don't even bring up the giveaway for that Xoom Otterbox - I'm talking about the real giveaways like this one). Android Police, you guys are really headed down the road of lameness with your giveaways. Ditch the social media garbage and do things the right way, I dare you.

  • sahir hussain

    dude its high timne someone from from the lesser developed countries win this giveaway...i am one!! please let me win this awsome gadget just this one...!!

  • Jeff

    This is great! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    @ Joe if not for contests that use social media guys like myself who are switching to android wouldn't know this site existed. It is a great marketing strategy to keep the loyal readers happy while bringing in new readers. I think you are hard pressed to find many big giveaways that don't use social media, except for maybe the smartphone experts empire.
    took me no more then 2 minutes to share their info over social media and would happily do it again


    • Joe

      Jeff (and no I choose to not be a twatter douche by addressing you as "@jeff"), if that is the case, why doesn't AP just call this what it is - a marketing promotion, not a giveaway. If this were a giveaway, they'd simply be doing that, just giving it away as means to reward their loyal readers. What they are doing is marketing themselves through this promotion using social media, but are for whatever reason calling it a "Giant Giveaway", and that's really the annoying part. AP has a lot of loyal readers, but not every one of us actually use or subscribe to social media, so I feel (and it has been commented on before by others) that so called "giveaways" like this alienate those particular loyal readers, and it's really a shame. And by the way, as I said I don't have any social media accounts, and I found this site and others quite easily, a long time ago - its called a search engine. I hear Google has a pretty decent one.

  • http://www.lireo.com/ Deborah

    Thanks for the awesome contest.

  • http://wormdoes.deviantart.com/ WormDoes

    Thanks Android Police. You guys are awesome with all these giveaways. Android is the best community ever! P.S I REALLY want to win this :)

  • http://www.gplus.to/danilo.martinovic/ Danilo Martinović

    Wait, Slovenia and Croatia are in this giveaway but Serbia isn't?
    Serbia have more residents than Croatia and Slovenia together...
    I tweeted, liked on facebook, and shared on Google+, please add Serbia to this list.. There are a lot of people around me using this features, I also have Samsung Galaxy S, and I made my point already...

  • Abhinav

    hope I can win this time..
    Thanks once again for conducting these giveaways

  • http://www.azpunk.com TPStank

    You complete me.

  • James

    Is there any way to get Botswana added to the list of eligible countries?

  • Manas

    another giveaway and another dream shattering coming up in few days.. :(

  • TZ

    I just submitted another form, but this time with all 3 fields (twitter, facebook, and Google+) filled out. I think my previous form submission only had Google+... can you make sure you remove my duplicate with only the Google+ and keep the one with all 3? Thanks!

  • http://google-plus-network.blogspot.com GooglePlus

    Plus this, Like this, Circle it, twitt it. this sounds like "hey guys, help me promote my campaign and I will give you something".
    it seems unprofessional.

  • Elvis

    Cool! ANOTHER giveaway! Increases my chances! hahahaha gl everyone

  • http://inportb.com/ Jiang

    >unlocked bootloader (this likely won't be present in the final version)

    Wait, what?

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

      Whoops, I pasted that from my review of the I/O version of the Tab 10.1, which came unlocked. The production version isn't unlocked.

  • https://plus.google.com/111924126637487796842/posts/iyDTY3MHfem?hl=en Gabriel

    I love you guys. Just... friggin' love you guys. Win or lose. +39029

  • Rakshit Tembhurkar

    Thanks for the oppurtunity android police

  • Andrew B.

    Love this site, and I'm very glad I'm following you on Google+...tons of great articles to read!

  • Shamalama

    A gal can always hope, right?

    • http://schpydurx.livejournal.com ProfessorTom

      Hope deferred maketh the heart sick

  • https://plus.google.com/u/0/me/posts Robin

    Did all above but don't know how to copy/get the urls : / so I left my profile address.

  • Stevedroid

    Done, done, and done! Fingers crossed...

  • http://influxpc.com Brad

    Man, can;t wait to win this thing!

  • TheEngineer

    Don't get exited guys, I've entered the contest and thereby I win by default.

  • MikeAN

    Awesome!!! keep the good job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/niksbest Nikhil Motiani

    Com'on Friend, Choose Android, the Best ever platform !!!!

  • Shyam Kannan

    Just did all of those things and realised you have not included Victoria, Australia...WHY???

    I live in Melbourne, VIC, Aus so does this mean my entry is not counted?

    • AGoodName


      Me too. :(

      I don't understand why they won't let everyone in Australia enter.

  • http://juniorhero.com Athul

    I wanna win this


  • http://suhastech.com/ Suhas


    76 comments ... maybe 1000s of entries...

    oh the odds :D

    The winner might the luckiest guy evaa!!

  • lastrider

    Good luck to everyone!


    Well more good luck to me... but I never win these things :P

  • subdawg


  • bobertCRO

    like i already wrote on g+, this would be a cool gadget for this hot summer!

  • http://www.world-click.com/ dotcompals

    I need to win. I am in. - thanks.

  • Mary Withrow

    Im In! I thought I left a reply but couldnt find it!

  • http://lacapulpodului.blogspot.com/ Florin

    fuuuuu, 1 day late for entering the contest... (nice comment form, btw!) :)

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/07/19/giant-giveaway-4-win-a-free-samsung-galaxy-tab-10-1-from-android-police-and-thumb-keyboard-for-doing-close-to-nothing/ BillyGr

    i want it so badly :D

  • carnegie0107

    I don't see what all the fuss is about. I think these giveaways are a great advertising campaign. They get a crapload of excellent exposure on social media, which brings in visitors to view ads and Moe them money. We get a chance at winning something amazing for next to nothing. I think the $500 or so spent on each of these giveaways is much more wisely spent than if they had rented a couple billboards. And I like it because it's exciting and a really want that tablet.

  • http://electrojelly.wordpress.com Emma

    Hope I win :) I'm new to Android but fell in love with the OS.

  • Serg

    When is the winner going to be announced? I don't see any mention of the date.

  • Scott

    They've been announcing a winner within 2 days or so of the contest ending. At least with the last three.

    • Scott

      Nooooo, they've made me into a liar!

  • http://www.brokemanstech.com Juan A

    Anything yet? lol, I keep checking this page a couple times a day.

  • Slagg3r

    hoping i win this . lol i check this page like 5 times a day

  • http://twitter.com/slopezbustos Sergio

    Hope I can win once! I'm checking every day. But anyway, thanks for the opportunity. :)

  • sahir

    what happened to the giveaway? wasnt 25th the last day??

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

    The winner has been posted, guys.

  • AGoodName

    :( It wasn't me.