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Last Updated: January 13th, 2012

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.)

We've selected randomly from all the entries, and our winner is...

Congratulations, Kyle - We'll contact you for your information in the near future!

Everyone else - keep participating and stay tuned to Android Police so that you don't miss our upcoming giveaway announcements. You can follow AP on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and RSS.

The TI OMAP4 Processor And Android 4.0

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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.

The Prizes

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.

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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.

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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.

Step 1
  • Add this account to at least one circle on Google+, then re-share this message with your Public circle by clicking Share.

And/Or

Hey, @TXInstruments and @AndroidPolice are giving away a Verizon Galaxy Nexus http://bit.ly/AP-TI-GN. <Your own custom message here>

And/Or

  • 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.

Step 2

Fill out this simple form so that we can get in touch with you if you're the lucky winner.

The Terms

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

1. Eligibility

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).

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 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.

4. Prizes

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 giveaways@androidpolice.com.

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.

  • JsinLegacy

    Must win so wife will leave me alone about new phone

    • brad

      I will use this phone to save babies, rescue puppies, cure cancer, cure aids, end split ends, reincarnate Chef Boyardee, and tug on any other heart string you all seem to try to tap into. It's a random drawing, people. Give the sob stories up. If times were so tough, you probably wouldn't be reading this site... Just saying.

  • Tyler Chappell

    I hope I win. My dad is in dire need of an upgrade to his failing Blackberry Storm!

    • duder

      holy crap - same here - he got a blackberry then realized how crappy it was.

      I just rooted and updated my old Droid1 and giving him that til his upgrade is due in the spring.

  • KOOKOSHI

    make it international :DD

  • Scott G.

    Wow, someone's gonna have a nice Christmas!!!!

  • http://mortemtuam.weebly.com/ Alex Hernandez

    Good luck to all! :-) Merry Christmas!

  • luhu

    Hopefully the next giveaway will provide a Galaxy Nexus for us european guys! :)

  • http://genesischess.com/ Micah

    11:59PM PST, Wednesday, December 24???

    I think you have a date wrong.

  • Mat

    I hope I win :-) But your rules are a bit unclear. In step 2, you say there are 3 devices up for grabs, but the rules indicate 1. Also, you say the contest ends at 11:59PM PST, Wednesday, December 24. Is it Wednesday, or the 24th?

    Edit: I see in the rules now that it is only one phone, and the contest is from 12/21 - 12/24 (Wednesday - Saturday).

    • David Ruddock

      My mistake - that was a bit of copy and paste laziness. It's fixed, and thank you for pointing it out.

  • Yurdle

    Hope I win :) I may be wrong but isn't the 24th Saturday? Not Wednesday?

    Edit: Guess a couple other people noticed too :P :)

  • Benjamin Rocha

    i really want this phoooone!!, i never had a smartphone i want one !! pleaase please, this is definitally the iPhone killer!

  • Gaurav

    Android Police is ensuring that many readers will have a very merry Christmas !!....cheers guys!

  • http://www.facebook.com/MichaelWilson37 Michael W

    I'm rocking an old Blackberry Curve, ever since my OG Droid went down, Dear Android-God if you are real, Save me!!!!!!!!!!

  • Andrew

    quad. core. omg.

    • Adam

      What's quad core?

      • http://www.facebook.com/victorciccone Victor

        Word. It says the 4460 is a dual-core. Too soon!

  • maxkobi

    this is amazing! thought id chime in and wish everyone a happy Hanukkah! second night tonight! ;)

  • http://social-catalog.com/best-smartphones-in-2011 aatif

    Androidpolice trying to make people happy this Christmas :) Best of luck To all my USA friends for the contest :)

  • Kris Smith

    Please let me win. I've been having the worst luck and I'm going through some tough times. Its time the tides change. Happy Holidays to everyone and may the new year be better than the last.

  • Adam

    This would so make my Christmas. Hope I win. Thanks AP!

  • Hans-Erik

    Sooooo in need of a new phone...... for my wife! :)

  • Mr.Dr.Prof. Boss Sr.

    I will Beam through Galaxies, reach the Nexus, and answer the question to what Droid Does if it'll let me win this phenomenal phone! But..I might give it away to a good friend of mine..he was always nice to me and since I moved, well..just as a good going away/Christmas present :P

  • Norris W

    It's a great phone. I already have one but my wife is making suggestions that she would like one as well. It would be a great Christmas present for her.

  • Heywud Jabloomeh

    I hope I win! Ever since getting a letter from Sprint, about roaming on Verizon too much, I've been wanting to switch! $500 ETF though! On a family plan. This would be an awesome welcome and push me to switch!

  • javier

    best phone i ever got should be a super xmas present for my wife

  • http://pra.sh Prash

    Best of luck to everyone in the awesome community :D

  • http://gplus.to/attilacsapo Attila Csapo

    US only? awww. I hope there will be an other nexus up for international grabbing :)

  • AshR

    Mr. Santa Claus (aka AP), I've been a good boy this year... & all I want... is to win this particular giveaway..

    Please do the needful! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/victorciccone Victor

    I would just like to be envied for once. This would help me achieve that goal.

    It will make people especially cynical when I put down my my Galaxy Nexus to pay for my groceries with food stamps.

  • Kevin

    it would be awesome to win one of these phones!

  • ryan s

    This would help get my fiance from sprint evo to a real 4g phone. Plus we can android beam "stuff".

  • juan

    Please i want the Nexus.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8YprCzWm0g JS

    Awesome, thanks for the chance to win some great stuff this year Android Police!

  • Clint Haynes

    My contract is not up for a while, winning one is the only way I'll have one anytime soon.

    8-(

  • Jason Galvan

    I was going to go to Verizon just for this phone until they told me I had an $800 deposit for two lines, so I won't be doing that anytime soon. If I win, I'll be flashing this bad boy to Sprint asap.

  • Matt Franke

    This is so the contest I have been waiting for... Please AP, let me live in the new galaxy with all those Gees... Plus this way my wife wont kill me for begging for another new phone. LOL

  • Vally

    this would be a great gift for my husband who just came home from deployment his BB storm1 is on its last leg smh

  • jake kellenbenz dupont

    So hoping I win my old droid 1 barely works , and a new phone would go great with my new home. And it would be a super awesome birthday present that's for sure

  • http://none jake kellenbenz dupont

    So hoping I win my old droid 1 barely works , and a new phone would go great with my new home. It would be a super awesome birthday present that's for sure.

  • http://none jake kellenbenz dupont

    So hoping to win this... My droid 1 is on its last leg. And winning this would be an awesome birthday present. Plus my skullcndy headphones just bit the dust. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  • jake

    Wish i could enter for at least the headphones sad day for us canadians

  • Keith

    Would love to win one of these, my son just bought one yesterday and it is awesome!

  • Nymul

    OMG.....Yes plz

  • Cristina

    Thanks AP!
    ICS is awesome.

  • http://www.techshouters.com Rasel Rony

    God bless you Android Police

  • deathbringerdante

    This would be a thousand times better than my "OG Droid" running a pre alpha ICS rom and be 10 times better than my ThunderBolt

  • sungam

    I need to upgrade from Nexus One and S to Galaxy Nexus

  • Guillermo Ybanez

    I wish I could have one.
    Thank you for having us here
    Android Police and TexasINSTRUMENTS
    thank you so much :)

  • http://twitter.com/#!/@nykonako Nyko F

    These contests are awesome!

  • Emma Peel

    All I've ever had is the first kind of cell phone ever out so need something with all the Charm now. Thanks for the contest

  • brad perry

    When will the winners be announced?

  • Jim McP

    Must be some sort of mistake... I thought I was going to win this!! : )

  • Techthumbs.com

    I am going to buy this