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Last Updated: August 1st, 2012

The @DroidLanding Twitter account has awoken once more, this time with news of an ongoing DROID Bionic scavenger hunt:


In previous VZW Twitter contests, the @DroidLanding account would tweet out the coordinates of a hidden smartphone and participants would hurriedly scramble to the location lest someone claim the prize before them. With this latest scavenger hunt, however, VZW has upped the nerd factor and brought an augmented reality-based Android game into the mix:

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The app lets users 'build' four virtual Bionics before sending them off to a nearby location. Then the app becomes a compass of sorts, guiding users to said location and, once they are within 100 yards of one of the four Bionics, instructing them to virtually 'grab' it and thus enter the sweepstakes. Each game lasts 30 minutes, though that shouldn't be too much of a problem seeing as the sweepstakes last four days and you're allowed to play a whopping forty-eight times a day.

Better yet, the prizes are not limited to the DROID Bionic; players are also given a chance to win the Motorola XOOM, a 4G laptop, a 40-inch LED HDTV, or a 'quadcopter' (we're going to go ahead and assume that's a typo for 'quadricopter'). Impressive, to say the least.

The app can be downloaded on any Android handset, regardless of your carrier, so why not go ahead and give it a spin? And if you (gasp) don't currently own an Android device, there's always the online version of the game, though for obvious reasons navigation will be simpler on a smartphone.

Happy hunting!

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

  • OFI

    Desire on UK Tmo, not on my Market even if I couldn't play anyway.

  • Sembazuru

    Unfortunately, not any Android device is compatible. Case-in-point, my Droid1 isn't compatible. :'(