Last Updated: August 26th, 2011

Another week, another giveaway. This time we're giving away a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (16GB, Wi-Fi) courtesy of Simply Applied - developers of the apps Sign and CritiCall.

Sign is a gesture-based texting and dialing application, allowing you to associate a drawn figure with calling or texting a particular contact. CritiCall is another handy app, one that I'm considering buying now that I've taken a look at it. While your phone is on silent mode, it allows phone calls and texts from pre-selected contacts to override silent and play ringtones and notifications normally. This is great for those of us who like turning our phones down at night, particularly if you're expecting a phone call.

Both apps have Lite versions as well, so be sure to check out Simply Applied's developer page on the Market.

Alright, for those of you unfamiliar with the Tab 10.1, here's a blurb.


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

  • Dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20 processor
  • 10.1" WXGA 1280x800 TFT (PLS) screen
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB 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, 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!).


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


A brand-new 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi Honeycomb tablet, courtesy of Simply Applied and Android Police.

How To Win

Entering the giveaway is pretty simple. There are 2 steps - you need to complete both to be eligible.

Step 1

Complete any one of these be eligible, two to double your chances, or all three to triple them.

  • Follow @AndroidPolice and @SimplyApplied on Twitter, then tweet out a message that starts with the phrase in the box below, and ends with something original (note: we won't be judging the quality of your snippet at the end - this is just for fun and has nothing to do with how the winner is decided)

Simply awesome - @SimplyApplied and @AndroidPolice are giving away a free Samsung Tab 10.1 tablet http://bit.ly/ap-sat. <PUT YOUR MESSAGE HERE>


  • Like the Android Police fan page and the Simply Applied fan pages on Facebook. There is no need to leave a comment to enter, but you do need to 'Like' both pages, then proceed to Step 2 below.


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

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 August 21st, 2011 at 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, 1 for Google+). Entering more than once on any of the social sites will not increase your chances.

Simply Applied 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 August 16th, 2011 at 00:01AM Pacific Time and will continue until August 21st, 2011at 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” 16GB Wi-Fi tablet computing device, estimated retail value $499.99. 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 SimplyApplied. 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.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Jim

    Eff yeah. Hope I win. Thanks AP!

  • Bo

    That form's a PITA!

    • Jim

      Not sure how...seems pretty straight forward if you ask me

      Feel free not to enter. If I were you, I'd rebel & refuse to fill it out, but that's just me. lol


  • Brendon

    Best of luck... TO ME

  • Ed

    if I don't win it I'll have to buy it.

    • Jim

      If I don't win, I'm going to drive my car off a cliff with a sign attached to me saying it was all AP's fault for not making me the winner. I don't know if AP can handle that kind of guilt. Guess we'll see

      • Nocturnhabeo

        If I don't win I am going to fly an ICBM with a 15 megaton nuke into the ground with a 3000 foot long banner berating AP for not protecting the innocent.

        • Bolestra

          If I don't win, I'm going to eat a cheese sandwich.

  • Abhinav

    Thank You AP and SA :-)
    Hope I win this beauty this time :)

  • estella miller

    Liked, tweeted, fingers crossed!

  • http://www.chimerarevo.com Tanino Rulez

    It's Wonderful!

  • Ashish Raj

    Liked, tweeted & SHARED!!... All finger's crossed! ;)

  • Torstein

    Can't wait until 21. august!

  • mskks64

    Bitchin' I hope I win!

  • Peter

    You'll have to pay 35% income tax on the value of the "free" prize (based on $499 that is around $175 )

    • Chris

      Where does it say you'll have to pay ~$175?? You wouldn't be trying to discourage others from entering to improve your own chances would you? :)

  • http://forbiddendreams.wordpress.com Shafeeque

    I was lucky this time. Hope I get a surprise call from DHL :)

  • Harry mccaffrey

    Great prize ..hope I win

  • http://the404s.com ImproMark

    Y'know what's great? THIS. THIS is great. I've got a couple theatre projects that this would really add to. Crossing the fingers - here's hoping!

  • Astria

    how do i get the Url to your re-share on Google Plus?

  • Zulqarnain Nizamani

    Pakistan is not in the countries list :-(

    • Bite

      That's because it's not a real country.

      Hahaha, I kill myself :)

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

    I hope I win. I really want this tablet and enter almost all of the contests but never win. Here's hoping my luck changes for the better.

  • http://LiyoLabs.etsy.com Lem

    I doubt I'd ever get a tablet otherwise. Cheers Android Police and Simply Applied

  • Raviteja

    Hope I will Win....All The Best to ALL!

  • Azlan A

    Thank You You Guys Rock

  • http://www.weblogku.com Azam

    Win... Win... Win...

  • Jeffrey

    WHY NO VICTORIA??? C'mon guys!

  • Lewis

    I would love to win this, as My Orange branded Galaxy S broke due to the 2.3.3 firmware upgrade and im 16 so can't afford to replace it, or buy a Galaxy tab. So this would be cool to win

  • http://www.androhit.com Philos

    Why not win this special offer.
    Crossfingers and thk's AP and SA.
    Cheers AP from France

  • Lavi

    As always only few selected countries... That's bullshit!

  • RJC

    How do you get a URL to a twitter post?

    • Raviteja

      click on the time of that tweet

      • RJC

        Thanks! That was easy.

  • http://www.Noodle.mx/?utm_source=androidpolice.com&utm_medium=Blog_comment&utm_campaign=Comments Daniel J. Lewis

    Thank you, Simply Applied and Android Police! May the randomly selected best person win!

  • Joey

    Anyone else not able to get to the form? I'm trying from work so might just be blocked...

  • Jules

    why Romanians cannot participate ? :(

  • http://www.blogdeculturismo.com/ Culturismo

    This tactics by Apple reminds me how Facebook started filtering links with Google+ invites from stream... Quite pathetic. No dignity to compete for the good of the customers.

  • Franco

    One day there wont be a comp android police will just send me a free gift pad just cos they feel my pain of not having one.

    yeah i can dream,entered again and hopefully i will win.

  • loranz

    Done! Hope I win. Been dying to get one, but good luck to everyone! =)

  • Olly1983

    Please let me win!! I could never afford one!! Please. Good luck to whoever does win.

  • http://about.me/tomyu Tom Yu

    Hope I win this awesome tab!!! Android Police rocks :)

  • Joshua Owens

    I will pray to the Android gods...... bless me with this tablet!

  • andy

    WHEW, 21 characters to get creative with, I hope I did good >.>

    • David Ruddock

      Again, the content of your response is not judged in any way - the winner of this content is 100%, completely, and totally, random - we simply randomly select an entry from the list.

      We appreciate the creativity, but it will not increase your chances.

  • http://www.azpunk.com TPStank


  • Taskman

    Great initiative. Good luck everyone!

    Might be lucky sometime so can always hope on a tablet :)

  • Reeve

    Done, done and done!

    Fingers crossed!! ^_^

  • Me

    I find it ridiculous that you allow all EU member states except for Romania to participate :S

  • http://www.gizmodigit.com Alex

    I'll really happy in future we allowed to win something, Androidpolice giveaway is always be best for some people! Galaxy Tab 10.1 is best for me even I didn't use I review it at Samsung Store and quite happy to use it, I'll compare it with iPad 2 here:


    Request to AndroidPolice team please give a chance to all of your readers to win something!

  • http://mobilethemesworld.net/ Govind Narayan

    Count me in.I have tweeted and liked both pages in face book.I wish i would win this tablet

  • https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1241946027 John Gulich

    What an awesome giveaway! Completed all 3 steps & I'm tweeting away! Would LOVE to win! :)

  • http://www.kennethrivera.com Kenneth

    I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I wanted a tab for a long time now but i was waiting for black friday... this might be my chance.

  • Gax

    I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed.. top that!!

  • rajul

    great & amazing giveaway back2back,love in it. love the quality of content used to read in your site.truly awesome.

  • Nirmal Shah

    Hope I get to win this beauty..

  • Dan

    What the.... finally Australia is included in a competition and for some reason Victoria is an excluded state? What the hell is that about? I would love someone to tell me whats different about mailing it to NSW, NT, TAS, SA or WA than ACT, VIC or QLD

  • Srinath

    Trying my luck the fourth time! Hope number four is the winner!

  • Lewis

    i know its unlikely that I win this, but its fun to give it a go, and its pretty cool of Android police and Simply applied to even do this, so keep up the good work

  • Carlos

    I hope to win this time, I never won, never in the school in mother s day, jajaj.

  • http://www.techvista.org Anand Singh

    Completely completed the tasks. please count me.

  • Jacob

    Good luck to me!

  • Gerald

    MAURITIUS people, MAURITIUS. 58square kilometre territory doesn't mean technology-proof culture. Ooh, did i just use the word "culture" ?

  • http://social-catalog.com aatif

    Done everything hope i will win

  • BillyC

    I hope I win. It will be an amazing prize..

  • Jonathan Lee

    im getting butterflies

  • jp

    "please please please" - in my james bown voice

  • Jonathan Lee

    I can't stop checking... I have checked at least 20 times in the last 24 hours.

  • http://forbiddendreams.wordpress.com Shafeeque

    Hope atleast this time a great person named Shafeeque from God's own country(Kerala, India) will win the price. LOL!! Waiting my finders crossed :D

  • http://forbiddendreams.wordpress.com Shafeeque

    I think i dint see the step 2, cant recall filling that form :(