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Last Updated: March 4th, 2012

After our holiday / new year giveaway onslaught, you probably thought we were done with big-ticket item giveaways for a while here at Android Police. You thought wrong.

Bitdefender (check out our review of their Mobile Security app here) and Android Police have teamed up to bring you one of our biggest giveaways ever, giving you a chance to one of eight awesome grand prizes (or one of 10 runner-up prizes) - one of four ASUS Transformer Prime 32GB tablets, or one of four GSM unlocked Galaxy Nexus smartphones. In addition, 10 runner-up winners will be selected to receive free one-year subscriptions to Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android.

This contest is now over. Here are our winners, selected at random:

Galaxy Nexus:

  • Andrei Silviu Popa
  • Raymin Othman
  • Gabriel Valadares
  • Chris Vartian

Transformer Prime:

  • Chris Rogers
  • Ray Sunghwa Woo
  • Aaron Newman
  • Timotei

One year subscription for Bitdefender for Android:

  • Rizqidio 'rizcool' Lariso
  • João Matos
  • Johnny Vu
  • Zachary Prettyman (really?)
  • riacr
  • Jameson Ahern
  • arun krishnamurthy
  • Bayu
  • Ross Panov
  • Chris Martin

Congratulations, guys - all of you will be contacted 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.


Bitdefender Mobile Security

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I'll admit it, I'm anal about CPU and RAM usage. I'm the kind of person that goes into MSConfig every 6 months to scrape useless startup processes like barnacles off the hull of a ship to keep boot times down and squeeze every last possible increment of free RAM and CPU that I can (insert "Then you should use Linux" joke here) out of my system. If you're like me, then you probably avoid heavy, suite-ized security solutions like the bubonic plague crossed with bird flu. There's nothing worse than turning on a new Windows laptop and discovering Norton is installed. I get chills just thinking about it. So when Bitdefender promised a lightweight, full-featured security solution for Android, I was intrigued, but a little skeptical.

So I reviewed it. And I like it - for the most part. It's a great lightweight security solution for your Android device. It's simple, easy, and (most importantly) low-impact when it comes to performance and battery life. It has the basic features I want (like antitheft with a web dashboard), and makes using them straightforward and hassle-free.

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For those who want a "set and forget" solution, Bitdefender Mobile Security may strike the perfect balance of key features, ease of use, and non-intrusiveness. It stays out of the way, doesn't require extensive setup, and does what you expect of a security app without the gimmicks or the bloat. It gets the job done, and it doesn't make you feel like you've sacrificed performance or battery life in order to protect your device. You can't ask for much more than that.

The Prizes

A total of eight grand prize winners will be selected at random (sorry, no choice of the device you win). Four random winners will receive a Galaxy Nexus (GSM version), and four random winners will receive ASUS Transformer Prime 32GB Tegra 3 tablets. The Galaxy Nexus, briefly, features:

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  • 4.65" SAMOLED+ HD display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core TIOMAP4460 processor
  • 1GB RAM / 16GB internal storage
  • GSM 3G (HSDPA/HSUPA, pentaband, unlocked)
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

And the ASUS Transformer Prime:

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  • 10.1" Super IPS+ display
  • 1.4GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM / 32GB internal storage (with microSD slot)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (via OTA update)

Finally, 10 runner-up winners will receive one-year subscriptions to Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android.

How To Enter

To learn how to enter the contest, see the Rafflecopter widget below.

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That's it! The contest ends at 12:01 AM (Midnight) EST on February 29, 2012, after which the winners will be randomly selected.

This giveaway is global - there is no eligible countries list (void where prohibited by law).

The Terms

The full terms for this contest can be found at this link.

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.

  • CA Nikhil Dsouza

    PS: I was just wondering, my Mom is a fan of your website too and the two of us regularly read everything posted here which includes all the giveaways you guys hold.

    Now my question is " Since we use wireless networking in our house and all our devices spoof one single Mac ID, also, our connection is a DHCP one, so most of the time when the two of us enter any contests here it would show the same IP + Mac Id" Please let me know if that will be counted as an infringement of rules?

  • Gracie Dsouza

    ^ Unlike my son above who will mostly use the tablet for reading music, I intend to use it for reading ebooks and for my blog.

  • Sathish

    Hey policemen.. Just thought I'll point you to a little typo in this post (haven't checked if anyone else has picked it too!)...

    "giving you a chance to one of eight awesome".

    Should it be "giving you a chance to WIN one of eight"?

    Sorry to be nitpicking here :)

  • Luci

    Cea mai tare oferta! Sper sa ma numar printre castigatori!
    All the best!

  • Martin_591

    He bien, voilĂ  un bien beau concours!

  • amine

    I need this pleaaaase.
    thank you in advance

  • Daniel

    I would love to win the galaxy nexus

  • wee ken

    wow~nexus.......i want (+)

  • Nomi Tiwi

    I need an Asus Transformer Prime

  • spathi

    i need a new cell please :-)

  • pelawaks

    Sweet, finally a global contest! Good luck for all! :D

  • Teacher

    Thank you Android police!
    I hope i win something!

  • Emil-M

    I hope i win something !

  • Mohit Arora

    Great Giveaway once again... <3 AP
    Thanks to BitDefender too for an awesome app and a great giveaway...

    Good luck to me and all...
    Hope to win this time :P Fingers crossed. Touch Wood

  • Joana

    That's great... woah... if it's God's will I really want to win the ASUS Transformer Prime. *_*

  • Zack

    Prime PLEASE!!!

  • Fahad

    I would love to win ASUS Transformer Prime for my special friend bushra...I would love to be able to surprise her with amazing offer..:):):):)

  • Tom

    Awesome!! Thanks Android Police and Bitdefender!

  • Manivannan

    I'm not gonna get anything from them, but who cares. Androidpolice and Bitdefender are awesome. So +2 for them

  • Ranga saman

    I needs that GSM galaxy nexus

  • Ranga saman

    I like GSM galaxy nexus

  • Marco

    I hope that I win :-D Androidpolice is so awesome!!!

  • Rahil

    come on give me atleast one.. have never won anything.. dont know what it feels like :(

  • J.M Gallant

    My Galaxy SII was destroyed in an accident, and am currently using a blackberry...really need that Nexus!

  • Ken__X

    Wish me good luck. ;-)

    • http://www.arzbhatia.com Arz Bhatia

      Good luck, mate! =]

  • Fran H.

    GSM=Give Me Some of those!

  • http://www.barcemex.com Antonio

    I would like to get my hands on an ICS device, my little and beloved LG Optimus One is not going to get ICS...
    Thanks for so many giveaways!

  • Matthew Hofbauer

    Awesome giveaway, would prefer the tablet but any prize is great, thanks and good luck everyone!

  • Iuliana Muresanu

    I hope I win the Transformer Prime!

  • Joel

    hope i get something this time, even if its winning the Bitdefender mobile security app....

  • karan rajbhar

    android police rocks

  • david s strange

    Awesome giveaway android police rocks

  • http://www.arzbhatia.com Arz Bhatia

    Last day!

    Best of luck to everyone!

  • http://verifiedtricks.com utkarsh

    i need galaxy nexus

  • Vamsi

    Awesome giveaway.. these devices are great.. Fingers crossed.. for the best to happen :)

  • http://+919839359833 Rahul Srivastav

    I Am Feeling Lucky I Think I Will Win One.

  • fluffman86

    If I win the Prime and somebody else wins the nexus, let me know if you want to trade. :) I mean, a Prime would be awesome, but I'd like to upgrade my Captivate. :P

  • drac0

    gimme that gnex!!! :)

  • Sasikumar D R

    Oh God, help me win a Transformer Prime :) :)

  • ed

    Dude I so want to win one. Still a little confused about how to enter. But trying to make sure I complete the registration.

  • ed

    How do I enter? I read the instructions and it says to fill out a form and share with others.

    HELP PLEASE..................

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Afzal-Siddiqui/100000672650070 Afzal Siddiqui

    I wanted to win this, i wish i could have it. Lets hope for good (it would be better ...)

  • elyas alsaygh

    amazing giveaway
    i hope to win

  • Michael

    What a giveaway! Thanks for Bitdefender and android Police.

  • JPVaterlaus

    Man, I want one of these so bad it hurts! I can't really afford any of these since I'm a married young college student. please oh please!

    Can I get one for being the most desperate?

  • Jonadab Debe

    i need i need i need i want i want i want gimme gimme gimme http://youtu.be/IrCEhRNgGHY

  • Marcos Amano

    I really need a new Android device! =D

  • carl venzon v. de vera

    bit defender never let the fans feel down even apps in phone will be protected for sure.. Great tabs and phones LOL

  • ann

    i prefer galaxy phone so send me now

  • vernon

    i was promised a nexus as my birthday gift...it never came my way. if i win ill be the first south african to say "i won a nexus from america"

    i need a new handset..my desire has been good to me but its time for a change

  • http://Facebook,Twitter,Google Vgcalie

    Want to Win it I done everything just to enter the contest

  • http://www.androidpolice.com moi farfan

    I really need a unlocked phone. and why not an asus transformer. And a licence for beatdefender

  • Ashley Rhodes

    want that nexus!!

  • J.C.

    Not picky, I'll take either and be pretty darn happy either way!

  • http://alinberce.wordpress.com Alin B.

    Just in time for my Birthday. I would really really really like a Galaxy Nexus as I am a developer.

    • Arz

      Happy Birthday =]

  • Sreekanth Np

    oh how I longeth for thy Tegra 3 power my dearest Prime...

  • Josh Fokis

    Would love to win never one anything before but good luck to all

  • Oscar Dominguez

    I'd like the Asus please.

  • Silvia Caviglioli

    i want asus transformers prime!

  • Rajeev

    I want the Asus Prime more than the Galaxy Nexus

  • Alex Styl

    As a developer, i'm crossing fingers for the Assus Prime :P

    But I wouldn't say no to a Galaxy Nexus either

  • Chris

    I sell android devices at work. There are some people who are convinced that they absolutely need virus protection. Bitdefender is as great on the PC as it is on android. Seriously great. Down with norton!

  • http://www.arzbhatia.com Arz Bhatia

    Damn I didn't win the other giveaway! I hope I can win this! :)

  • soul18reaver

    hope i win this time

  • https://market.android.com/details?id=com.estudio.cheke.game.flamma cheke

    I'm very nervous, I am developer and the cell phone that I have is a galaxy spica, I want to get an upgrade now, and worst my application is not give me money XD

  • Arz Bhatia

    Can't. Stop. Refreshing.

  • http://alinberce.wordpress.com Alin B.

    I wonder what's taking so long for results...

  • saurabh

    someone told me you choose your friends as winners Prove him wrong

  • Rohit Mandrekar

    How long for the result's ? Can't wait to lay my hands on the Galaxy nexus :D

    • http://www.arzbhatia.com Arz Bhatia

      They have to chose 8 people amongst 52452 haha! :) Calm down calm down!

      • Marcos Amano

        It's just put it on random.org and generate 8 numbers. :p

  • Adhitya Varma

    Though the odds seem really good at first sight, the probability of winning is really low.
    around 0.000153846154. Im an English student, so i may be wrong.

    • trixtur

      You are wrong. By "Winning" I'm assuming you are saying that you will get something. There are 18 prizes, and you have the ability to enter 8 times. Assuming you've done this, the probability is (8 * 18)/52452

      If you are suggesting just wining an android powered device its (8 * 8)/52452 which is still 0.122%

      • Adhitya Varma

        I thought so to at first man. But i don't think it works like that. That would just be the probability of the first draw. When one winner is out, there is one less device for almost the same no of entries. And after 2 winner there are only 6 devices for 52452 entries. The probability decreases exponentially.

        I still might be wrong though.

        • trixtur

          Any subsequent drawing would only increase your chances of winning, not decrease as your initial calculation has suggested.

        • trixtur

          Beyond that if you consider each drawing, lending your 8 chances to win to each of them it would be:

          8/52452 for the first round
          if you didn't win
          8/52452 for the second
          and so on...

          If you think about that... its (8 * 8)/52452 as I suggested earlier.

        • trixtur

          Not trying to be an @$$ or anything. I'm just suggesting that the odds aren't as poor as you imagined.

  • Adhitya Varma

    I thought so to at first man. But i don't think it works like that. That would just be the probability of the first draw. When one winner is out, there is one less device for almost the same no of entries. And after 2 winner there are only 6 devices for 52452 entries. The probability decreases exponentially.

    I still might be wrong though.

    when are the results coming?

  • Adhitya Varma

    Why the fuck is it taking so long? im going crazy

  • http://premium-account.org Thiago

    Hello!
    How long verification will take?

  • http://new-it.ro Dragos Bunea

    "Please come back soon" :)) lol
    Random.org + Camtasia or anything like that and we will have the 8 lucky users. Come' on, is not so hard!

  • sri Sharan Banagiri

    What is talking so long? I am anxious for the results

  • http://www.arzbhatia.com Arz Bhatia

    So many Indians over here hehe :)

    • senthil

      Aren't we cheap. Look how we flood for a free product. lol

  • sxffz

    Ah please, publish the results. I want to unfollow your spammy twitter.

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

      Oh, I can't wait to satisfy your wish.

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

    All winners have been posted, sorry for the delay.

    Every entry requires verification to make it fair for everyone, which takes a considerable amount of time.

    It didn't help that I went on vacation immediately after MWC and finally found a few hours to finalize everything.

    Oh, and sxffz. Kthxbye.

  • Ray Sunghwa Woo

    OY MY GOD I WON TP! OMG OMG

  • Manuel Bocchia

    I. Hate. All of you. (TFS DBZ Abridged: Raditz quote)

  • Bas

    Damn. :( Nothing....
    Well, congratulations to you winners!

  • http://www.arzbhatia.com Arz Bhatia

    congrats to the winners..

  • Pramod

    commenting to just take part into the contest but don't understand if Android really requires the Antivirus if you are very particular to what you install.

  • Abel

    same HERE ~! :P

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