You probably guessed this was coming - our Mega-Holiday Giveaway series just wouldn't be complete without a Galaxy Nexus (check out our just-published review). Today, we're giving away one Verizon Galaxy Nexus, courtesy of our friends at Texas Instruments, along with a pair of Klipsch S4A headphones (read our review here). (For our international readers: this particular contest is open to the US only (it's a US-only phone), but you may want to check back tomorrow.)
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The TI OMAP4 Processor And Android 4.0
The Galaxy Nexus is powered by a Texas Instruments OMAP4460 dual-core processor, one of the most powerful mobile processors on the market. TI's OMAP platform has a number of unique advantages compared to other mobile processors, and is a big part of what makes Android 4.0 on the Galaxy Nexus such a smooth, enjoyable experience.
TI's OMAP chips utilize a unique memory management system that helps keep more RAM free, so your Galaxy Nexus can multi-task more quickly and efficiently. Ever wonder how the Galaxy Nexus manages to take such unbelievably quick snapshots from its rear camera? You can thank TI's dedicated image signal processor, which allows the Galaxy Nexus to focus, shoot, and capture photos more rapidly than any other major smartphone on the market.
Of course, the OMAP4460 is no slouch when it comes to raw horsepower, either. With its advanced and powerful hardware, HD video, high-end games, and the beautiful UI effects of Ice Cream Sandwich all run buttery smooth on the 4460 you'll find inside the Galaxy Nexus, keeping you on the cutting edge of software and hardware. Finally, with its built-in M-Shield hardware-level security, you can rest assured that your Galaxy Nexus will be trusted by content providers like Netflix for high-quality video streaming.
If you want to learn more about TI's OMAP4 platform and how it works uniquely with Android 4.0, check out this blog post, or, if you want even more technical details about how OMAP4 and Android 4.0 interact, this white paper has a plethora of additional information.
You probably already know all there is to know about the Verizon Galaxy Nexus, but we're going to tell you about it anyway - because we're cool like that.
The Verizon Galaxy Nexus is the third Google "Nexus" phone - meaning it's running the latest and greatest version of Android (4.0 - Ice Cream Sandwich), and constitutes a "pure Google experience." No bloatware, no obstacles to rooting, ROM'ing, or otherwise tinkering. The Galaxy Nexus features:
- TI OMAP 4460 1.2GHz dual-core mobile processor
- 4.65" Super AMOLED HD display (720x1280 - 316 DPI)
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (stock)
- 1GB RAM / 32GB internal storage
- 5MP rear camera with 1080p HD video capture / 1.3MP front camera
- 1850mAh battery
- Verizon 4G LTE connectivity
This is the best Android phone available right now - hands down.
The lucky winner will also receive a pair of Klipsch S4A headphones, the first Klipsch headphones designed specifically for Android devices.
In combination with the Klipsch Control app, these headphones are among the best I've used. The warm, bright sound and resonating bass Klipsch is known for in its big, floorstanding speakers comes to life on a tiny scale with the S4A headphones. Check out our review of them, as well.
How To Win
There are three methods, and each method counts as an entry.
- Add this account to at least one circle on Google+, then re-share this message with your Public circle by clicking Share.
- Follow @AndroidPolice and @TXInstruments on Twitter, then tweet out a message that begins with the following phrase:
Hey, @TXInstruments and @AndroidPolice are giving away a Verizon Galaxy Nexus http://bit.ly/AP-TI-GN. <Your own custom message here>
- Like the AndroidPolice and Texas Instruments fan pages on Facebook. No need to leave a comment on either fan page, simply liking will do the trick. If you're already following both, simply proceed to Step 2 below.
Fill out this simple form so that we can get in touch with you if you're the lucky winner.
The giveaway starts immediately and runs until 11:59PM PST, Saturday, December 24 after which the winner will be chosen randomly and notified via Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or email.
It is open to residents of the United States (because this phone only works in the United States). One entry per person for each method is allowed; entering multiple times through the same method will not increase your chances of winning.
ANDROID POLICE AND TI VERIZON GALAXY NEXUS GIVEAWAY CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES
ANDROIDPOLICE.COM, A CALIFORNIA SOLE PROPRIETORSHIP (referred to herein as “Contest Provider”) IS THE PROVIDER OF THIS CONTEST. The Contest is open only to entrants who reside in the United States (does not include U.S. Territories or Outlying Islands).
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 December 21th, 2011 at 10:00AM Pacific Time and will continue until December 24th, 2011 at 11:59PM Pacific Time (the "Deadline"). All entries must be received before the Deadline to be eligible to win the Prize.
One (1) eligible entrant will be chosen by the Contest Provider at random as the “Winner,” and will receive the “Prize,” one (1) Samsung"Galaxy Nexus for Verizon" smartphone device, estimated retail value $649.99, and one (1) Klipsch "S4A" in -ear headphone device, estimated retail value $99.99. 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.
ALL FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL TAXES ASSOCIATED WITH THE RECEIPT OR USE OF THE PRIZE ARE THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER.
Shipment of "Galaxy Nexus" portion of Prize will be the sole responsibility of Prize Provider. Shipment of the Klipsch "S4A" headphones will be the sole responsibility of the Contest Provider. Shipment method and carrier will be selected by Prize Provider and Contest Provider, respectively. 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.
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, (3) shipping address, and (4) contents of one IRS W-9 Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification form. 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, as well as a IRS form W-9, the former of which includes an acceptance of these Official Rules and a release of liability. The Affidavit of Eligibility and W-9 may be submitted by email.
8. Contest and Prize Providers:
Contest provided by Android Police. Prizing provided by Texas Instruments and Klipsch. Any questions regarding the Contest should be directed via e-mail to Artem Russakovskii at firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Choice of Law:
The Contest and these Official Rules will be governed, construed and interpreted under the laws of the United States.
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.