Android fans in India were happy to be included in KitKat's international Android 4.4 promotion and have the chance to get their hands on the 2013 Nexus 7. However, the prizes being sent out are not exactly as advertised. Instead of receiving the 2013 Nexus 7, winners in India are getting the old 2012 model. A multinational corporation not living up to its end of the deal? Surely you jest.

kitkat nexus 7 contest india

Winners of the Nexus 7 tablets in every other country were given the new Nexus 7, and those prizes mostly shipped out weeks ago. Only after a long delay did Indian winners get the brush-off with an old tablet. Several Indian sites have pulled together all the promotional materials used by KitKat India, indicating winners were promised "the all new Nexus 7 tablet." All the images were also of the 2013 model. There's also a Facebook group collecting user experiences. You can check all of that out for yourself, but suffice it to say this is at the very least disingenuous.

Nexus 7 winning letter Nexus 7 2012

Indian users have been contacting KitKat, which has been hesitant to respond. The KitKat India Twitter account has also tried to calm the storm with a pretty lame excuse, as seen below. You can certainly make the argument that it's a free tablet and folks shouldn't complain, but this is pretty clearly not what the contest promised. Just ask yourself, would KitKat have tried to get away with this in the US? Of course not.

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  • sri_tech

    That must be disappointing.
    Why don't they replace them?

  • Mike Gonzalez

    Lmao so cheap google!

    • Mado

      Pretty sure it is Kit Kat India that is at fault here. But lets see how the story unfolds first.

    • Asanka Amarasinghe

      I don't think this is a Google's fault, as I can remember this contest was organized nestle & Google didn't have anything to do with it!

    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

      Unfortunately its not Google, i think, its the independent promoters here in India that have done this !

      • yodatom10

        and yet google will get the blame

  • Tuấn Ankh

    Wow... Kit Kat is so cheap.

  • krazyfrog


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  • aNYthing6

    That's scumbag like. Let's hope this story gets big enough so they have to change their course.

    • yodatom10

      how many winners were there if larry page or eric schmidt were smart they would just make this go away

      • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

        A 1000 KITKAT winners in INDIA !

        • yodatom10

          not as cheap as i thought.... maybe a supply issue ?

      • Christopher Lee

        It was Nestle that screwed up here, not Google. Probably in the latter's best interest to smooth things over too but not wholly on them.

  • Julio M

    Apparently price is not the only thing cheap about these tablets.

  • TSON1


  • Rahul Nebhnani

    ouch thats sad ...

  • Varun

    thanks android police for writing this post

  • yodatom10

    I can see it now .... "Google is playing favorites" , "Google is racist" .....

  • Naveen Shetty

    Thank you Ryan Whitham for this post. You are the first one to cover this. I request you to include this picture in your article. Thanks again. In spite of so many questions and responses of the winners. the organizers have ignored it. Also, they posted a sad excuse only to hide it later on the Facebook page. Tweets from their profile were deleted too. You can clearly see in the image below: it states Winners would be getting the NEW NEXUS 7 Table.

    • Michael Ta

      New Nexus 7 tablet doesn't mean 2013 new, it could be a brand new 2012 Nexus 7. Although this is a clever trick, I do not support this practice at all. Misleading and unethical.

      • Varun

        but what about the "first 1000 in india"?

        • yodatom10

          sadly it may be done by priority US,Canda UK (there biggest markets first) All though I agree they should be sending a 1000 2013 models

      • Naveen Shetty

        But considering the english language, "THE ALL NEW NEXUS 7" doesnt that mean the latest one in the line? Nexus 2012 released in India almost a year back, surely we wouldn't be the first to use that??

        • yodatom10

          they may have had X amount of 2013 models to give away and then they switched to the 2012 ?? But yes in plain english I would say that means the 2013 model

          • Naveen Shetty

            None of the winners have got the New model. the very first of winners are getting the 2012 model.

          • yodatom10

            im thinking world wide us canada uk ....

        • Michael Ta

          Well at least it's a "NEW" 2012 nex7 they're getting instead of a "USED" nex7.

          Again, this is a clever trick, I doubt Google would do anything about this. I'm sorry to hear you guys are not getting the 2013 one. But on the bright side, you didn't lose anything.

          • deepanshu

            Ruined our feelings and excitement. Everyone else got 2013 one which kept us thinking about it only. This partial treatment raged this fight against them and we will continue till the end.

      • Anthony Tyson

        THE all new. Not AN all new.

        • Michael Ta

          Well, Terms n Conditions said something different: http://www.kitkat.in/terms_condition.aspx

          (iii) There will be 1000 Nexus 7 Tablets (Tablet) to be won.

          (vi) The Pictures of the prizes depicted on the press ads/posters/TVC’c/pack shots etc. are only representative and the actual prize may vary from the depiction.

          This is how they get us. We're not going to win this fight I'm afraid, it's already written in Terms n Conditions.

          • Valli Narayanan

            Did nestle give a shit about following its own terms and conditions??????????????????????
            They had asked for the no dues certificate signed before hand
            which is not what that has been mentioned on the TOC
            if you follow TOC for one thing then you will have to follow it for all stuff

          • deepanshu

            Don't worry these things don't matter much, since they wanted us to sign it under intention. And we didn't know what prize they were giving

          • deepanshu

            You are right. They made a fool of us. But still the subject is of different treatment from rest of the world.

        • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

          Thank you, was JUST about to say the same thing!

      • Anton Nym

        Reading the full text is not an option for you? NEW NEXUS 7 is all you see? I see ALL NEW and FIRST 1000. No way it can be misunderstood.

      • Nidzam

        Yes. All new, not a second or used set.

    • yodatom10

      "all new nexus 7 tablet" they didn't state a version year.... gotta love lawyers

      • WestSiide

        The key word is 'THE'. Had it said "a new Nexus 7 tablet", then I would agree that as long as its new, it doesnt necessarily have to be the 2013 model, but it clearly states "THE all new Nexus tablet"... THE only new Nexus tablet is the current 2013 model.

      • Nomaan

        I just wanted to ask,
        How many "2 finger" kitkats do you get for a $ ?
        Here in India, we get 6 (=12 fingers).

        • qwerty

          around 12(=24 fingers)

    • madanlmg

      This is really bad. Even the Nexus 7 prices in India are way above international prices.
      BTW I wrote this ^ to show how Indians are being cheated upon by Google.

    • Themanandthelegend

      I am also one of the winners of this contest . This is complete bulllshit. I even wrote to nestle India regarding this and have not received any response so far . I am so heartbroken with all this. FUCK YOU cheater.I will pray to god that nexus 7 2nd gen becomes a flop so that nobody buys this !!!

    • http://www.LOVEanon.org/ Michael Oghia (Ogie)

      Look, regardless if it's free or not, the conditions for entering the contest were to buy KitKats. Unless I'm mistaken, they enticed people to buy KitKats with the idea that they could get THE new Nexus 7, and giving them less than that is cheating their customers, plain and simple.

    • Naveen Shetty

      So one includes a point in the Terms and Conditions and can just get away with everything they say or do? Surely these statements made count for some responsibility on part of the Organisers??

  • Harisha Kumar K

    I won in this promo, but yet to receive the tablet. Unfair move from Kitkat India, not keeping up their words.

  • godutch

    Wow, that's so ungrateful for something you got for free. These whining winners don't deserve anything for free at all. Didn't they ever hear of the expression not to look a gift horse in the mouth

    • yodatom10

      yes but everyone in the us,uk ect got the 2013 model. I'm not a big fan of complainers either but even I can see where they're coming from

      • Varun

        wat do you mean by "but even I can see where they're coming from"

        • yodatom10

          they feel like there being treated like a 3rd world country and being handed the leftovers instead of the brand new goods

          • Varun

            obv. why won't we feel like that?

      • godutch

        These winners are just spoiled brats being ungrateful because some else is in the world got a bigger present

        • yodatom10

          but as american's we always get the good stuff... it comes with being big. I bet if I put you into india and you won and they sent you a 2012 model while the rest of the world got a brand new model you would feel the same way

          • godutch

            Next time India should just be excluded from entering these kind of competitions if all you get is spoiled unhappy and ungrateful whiners.

          • vvpvijay

            godutch why is that demanding what is just is ungrateful. I smell racism bro and worst one at that. Do visit the US and UK thread of forums where even slight delay in delivery is booed upon and here we are asking what was promised "be the first 1000 to get the all new Nexus"

          • Emil Paul
          • http://www.spacehash.com/ AdminEverywhere

            You got any problem with Indians?

          • godutch

            I have a problem with these ungrateful whiners.

          • http://www.spacehash.com/ AdminEverywhere

            Sending previous year model with contest and advertising of new one - Is surely a thing that winner will ask, no matter where he is from. If you believe only Indian people have this kind of ungrateful thinking - The same scenario in US would have made worst impact then you might think. Did you remember iPhone 4 antenna issue? Free or paid,they got for their effort - they are not begging so KitKat team should have looked after it.

          • vvpvijay

            godutch you should really go dutch or africkaans

        • https://google.com/+AbhisshackX Abhisshack

          and you work for Nestle, right you fucking bastard, ok you can know claim that you don't

          • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

            second that !

      • Naveen Shetty

        Its not even about getting the leftovers. Its about how the contests was promoted in India. With all the New nexus 7 images, and ads and statements. Its just about getting the prize that made millions participate in the first place.

    • sfumatoxxx

      hard not to resort to the cliche. Obvious troll is being obvious.

      • godutch

        I am serious these winners are entitled to nothing, nestle doesn't have to give away free tablets

        • sfumatoxxx

          We really make you warm & fuzzy inside huh? those poor third-world Raj guys! begging Nestle for freebies!

          drop it kid.

    • Pranav Tonseker

      Don't be an assclown. It's misleading communication. Shitty malpractice in anybody's book.

      • godutch

        The winners were entitled to nothing from nestle but even still got a tablet. Someone linked to the terms and conditions and nowhere did it say 2013 edition, it did however mention nestle had the right to change the prizes and conditions of the competition at anytime

        ii) Nestle reserves the right to exclude any person from the program at any time on the grounds of him being the subject of criminal investigation or due to misconduct or criminal record or conviction of any crime.
        (iii) Nestle reserves the right to terminate, modify or extend the Program, at any time at its absolute discretion, without assigning any reason whatsoever. All decisions of Nestle in respect of the Program and the prizes therein shall be final and binding.

        • Pranav Tonseker

          Of course,this move is legally sound. Had it gone down the way it did in Brazil, it would've been completely alright. In Brazil, it was made clear from the very start that winners would receive the 2012 model, in illustrations and the communication used. Here, the wording was completely vague, the picture used was that of a 2013 model, and for anyone with a neutral view, that's a blatant bait and switch tactic.

    • godutch

      I bet there are literally hundreds of million little Indian kids for whom a nexus 7 2012 would be the greatest gift they ever got in their lifes. These ungrateful whiners should donate their tablets to one of those kids if they are so unhappy with it but somehow I believe these egoistical people won't do that, they just want more and more for themselves. It's really disgusting.

      • Pranav Tonseker

        Calling them ungrateful is just uncalled for, bro. Gullible, maybe. These people were had.

      • vvpvijay

        you are a shmuck you know that you f*** nazi

        • godutch

          I used to have quite a high esteem of indians, until today, you guys have been extremely egotistical, selfish, rude, ungrateful, spoiled

          • vvpvijay

            When the people above explained to you that it is not matter of prize or price it is matter of pride you din understand the plain english. Now you complain us or rather me of being all of the above. I dont know whether to laugh at you or feel sorry. I dont want free things mate I live life very fine without explicit donations from Nestle or Google I demand what was promised and if thats not fair than life isnt fair

          • godutch

            You were promised nothing but some whiners got a nexus 7, for free, wow how nice of nestle to give away a tablet for free, I read the terms and conditions, so should you...

  • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

    THIS IS A MUCH needed POST ! Thank you Ryan Whitham for supporting the Kitkat winners of India ! They were treated like 2nd class Android-kitkat fans, when worldover evry winner got the NEXUS 7 2013 !

  • patanjali vatnal

    Thank you Android Police for listening to us :)

  • Arun Gahlawat

    Thanks AP for supporting us. You came as a big brother to us. What an ignorant behavior kitkat is showing towards its fans. If they want, they can just correct everything in minutes.

  • Arun Gahlawat

    One more thing, even the old N7 are being shipped in damaged conditions. One of the winner has posted that the screen was found broken when he opened the box. This means they are just shipping unsold stock which were sent back to google due to some problem/damage.

    • Unknown182

      Or the shipping company broke the screen

    • Salaried tips

      Wow one in 1000 broken no chance of it being broken during transporting

  • Hardy

    Are their chocolates also stale?

    • vvpvijay


    • APai

      last year's stuff :)

  • mahfooz :)

    On a side note, Kitkat Chocolate you get in India are of the worst quality. I have had Kitkats brought from middle east and they are faaaaaar better than Indian ones. So im not surprised by this lame move by Kitkat to give out old tablets.

    • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

      This is either a prejudice, or a hate message.
      Because none of this is true.

      Kitkats from the FACTORY OUTLETS of Nestle in Switzerland taste pretty much the same as the ones in India. FFS.

      • mahfooz :)

        Dude, i live in India , and this is not a hate message buddy . Ever had kitkats you get in middle east ? ( im not sure about other countries ) you should have one and see it for urself. :)

        • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

          NO ONE is talkin her about MIDDLE EAST ! The thing is, indian contestants were misled by a cleverly executed marketing strategy which took advantage of the identical name "nexu 7" and false promo pictures and writings !

          • mahfooz :)

            Dude,read my original comment,i just said im not surprised by their move coz they are already not giving the best Kitkat bars here in India.

        • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

          I live in India too, if that's what you are pointing at. Heck, born and brought up here. And brought up with KitKats.
          And I don't know about the Middle East, but if Nestle makes the same taste in their Factory Outlets in Switzerland (which I've been to and tried, tasted and done with), I believe their patented ingredients are the same nevertheless.

          At least for me (and a whole bunch of people who have tasted the Switzerland KitKat and agree with me), your "fair" comment is not quite.

          To each his own, Peace the fuck out.

          • mahfooz :)

            Anish, i dont understand y u are getting angry at me for this !! Its from my experience i made my conclusion, you have the right to disagree. i only had kitkats from these two places,and all my indian friends living in arabian countries agree that the kitkats they get there are far more tastier than we get here.Maybe they are using a different recipe there. Peace.

          • Leonardo Farage Freitas

            I agree. The ingredients are the same, but where the ingredients come from can give a different taste. I don't think Nestle sends all the ingredients from Switzerland. And also, just using water from a different fountain can make a heck of a difference.

          • http://twitter.com/anishbhalerao Anish Bhalerao

            I already said "to each his own, and peace".
            I'm not angry at you or anyone. This is a forum. There was a topic. I had my opinion. I put it forward.
            End of the story. No one is angry here.
            I don't know you, you don't know me.

            I already mentioned of my taste from SUI. Perhaps the Arabic countries are lucky, but that does NOT make the KitKats in India of the WORST QUALITY as your initial post says.
            The term WORST QUALITY deserved flak. Otherwise, I don't care if the Middle East has the best KitKats in the world or not.

    • yodatom10

      kitkat's are kitkat's they all ship from the same factory

      • mahfooz :)

        According to the wrapper,indian kitkats are mfgd by Nestle India in New Delhi. So not from the same factory.

        • yodatom10

          still the same process, recipe

          • mahfooz :)

            "In Malaysia, KitKat is produced in a special formula for warm climates" - reads their official website. So not same recipes everywhere.

          • Anton Nym

            Of course it's not the same, some may not even be produced at nestle factories but by partners. It's like with beer, I once came across some very cheap Carlsberg in a 711 store, I bought them all, and in the evening when I opened the first can and I drink and immediately WTF, THIS IS NOT CARLSBERG. I read on the can and yeah, it was made under authority of Carlsberg Denmark, but made by Asia Breweries Philippines.

            And then as stated, special tropical formulas, you have to try to eat Swiss chocolate in the tropics to know why they really need special formulas.

            Boycott Nestle until justice is restored for the Indian winners

    • Hermilla

      This is true, a lot of products that should taste the same do not. The recipe may be same, but there is a difference in ingredients (some are locally sourced), packaging and storage.

    • Irinel Loghin

      Congrats, you started a flame war :))

  • Salaried tips

    Hope they get the 2013 model and get to keep the 2012 one!

    • yodatom10

      not gonna happen :)

    • Naveen Shetty

      Just the 2013 one would suffice :)

  • FenderBender

    at least they got the tablets ....this is India remember...we spend 20% of our GDI(gross Domstic Income) in buying Apple products :D ...lol

    • vvpvijay

      Bro we spend 50% of our Income on Android phones

  • xuggs

    KitKat sucks as a chocolate anyways. Twix rulez! Lame excuse from KitKat on contest date and launch of new 2013 model. Seriously what you do think people are stupid? You maybe thinking this as a promotion to better advertise your product but instead you screwed up. Fail.

    • ksavai

      Android Twix (T) still have long time to go... 7-8 years... till than kit kat it is

  • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

    THIS SHOULD CONVINCE EVERYONE, why KITKAT winners of India have a point !

    • aj

      yeah this is the picture everyone should see. by showing the 2013 Nexus 7, i'm pretty sure it counts as false advertising.

      • Daniel Smith

        There's an asterisk.

        • deepanshu

          Does asterisk give the liberty to fraud people. The prize other countries got was the 2013 one. But it was India with the maximum participants in the world and the treatment they got, showed they are less valuable. That's the only issue. What was the need to put a false picture? If the picture shown was of the 2012 one. This mess would not have been created. They could have put 2012 edition to show that India was less valuable to them.

    • Karthik

      This is the terms and conditions page. http://www.kitkat.in/terms_condition.aspx

      it says that the tablets would be given as on September availability.
      The contest period is till November 22nd and the new Nexus 7 was
      launched in India on November 20th. So the new N7 is well within the
      contest timelines.

      As for the picture, this line in the T&C is tricky:

      (vi) The Pictures of the prizes depicted on the press ads/posters/TVC’c/pack
      shots etc. are only representative and the actual prize may vary from the depiction.

      In simpler terms, this is PLAIN CHEATING.

      • APai

        how cheap of Nestle, a global conglomerate can't give a few promised tablet in a contest!

    • StinkyHinduHater

      Sad little hindu. Why do you need a new tablet. all you do is drink cow piss and eat curry powder.

      • Normal Man

        STFU, u crap hole! Respect all religions.

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

        Aaaand banned. You're a dick, Mariolego Carboro.

        • dexter

          Thanks for doing that !

      • deepanshu

        You are in need of a tablet more than anybody else. Go see some psychiatrist.

  • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

    AND of course THIS compilation ! http://goo.gl/im47Jx

  • Danish Memon


  • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

    Another INDIAN MAJOR TECH Blogger has tweeted about THIS ! follow him on twitter @nirmaltv

  • Cory Wilson

    That's fucking bullshit. Seriously I have the 2012 model it's old and slow, nobody wants that outdated pos thing now. India should get the same model as everybody else

    • Naveen Shetty

      Thank you Cory for your support. We just are hoping the Kit Kat Team in India does something about this.

  • Nachiketa

    I didn't win in it :/

  • http://www.slideshare.net/samirsshah Samir Shah

    This is racism of the worst kind. I will never buy a KitKat again.

    • Mado

      As much as I find this matter reprehensible, I have to disagree with you. As the tweet above implies, this is the responsibility of Kit Kat India.

      Greed and dishonesty transcends race and nationality.

      • http://www.slideshare.net/samirsshah Samir Shah

        I agree. I was carried away by the heat of the moment. For them to be racist there needs to be malicious intent, which is not the case here. Sorry Google and Nestle.

  • ksavai

    Is this by google or by kitkat (nestle)?

    • Naveen Shetty

      Kit Kat India. (Nestle)

    • Nathan

      Nestlé in case of India.

      Only exception is the U.S. with Hershey's.

  • Remigiusz Nowak

    We still didnt get prizes in Poland, it has been 2 month delay.

  • fredric

    I have a friend in the Middle East who's won one around the very beginning of the contest and is yet to receive anything.
    After reading this article, I'm getting the feeling the poor guy won't get cr@p!

  • Thatguyfromvienna


  • Anonymous

    "The Pictures of the prizes depicted on the press ads/posters/TVC’c/pack shots etc. are only representative and the actual prize may vary from the depiction." - Kitkat Winners Terms & Conditions

    Even though they cheated you with the old Nexus 7,they made it clear in the Terms and Conditions the device in the poster and the actual price may vary.

    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

      OK that's just about "pictures" what about the "LINERS" they used SEE EVIDENCES HERE !


      • Guest

        its written *Terms and Conditions Apply, below that poster.

        and in that terms and conditions they stated that - The Pictures of the prizes depicted on the press ads/posters/TVC’c/pack shots etc. are only representative and the actual prize may vary from the depiction.-

        They just cheated you all in style.

        • Leonardo Farage Freitas

          I agree, they are protected by contract. You implicit agreed with it when you entered the contest. Still, this make them look like assholes

        • Paul Taylor

          So in what sense are the winners the "first 1000 in India to get the new one"? Or as that covered by "depicted" too?

    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

      OK that's just about "pictures" what about the "LINERS" they used on promos. SEE EVIDENCES HERE !

      SEE THIS

    • Naveen Shetty

      They very clearly mention "THIS Tablet" and the "first 1000 in India to get the new one" Both of them are used everywhere. So its just unfair to slap in a point in the t&c and get away with it.

  • Gator352

    Kit Kat, own up to your obligations that you advertised and give them what was promised. This is bullshit folks. Really. Here in the U.S., we would be throwing lawsuits left and right over this. I hope you guys in India get what you deserve...A NEW 2013 Nexus 7....Period.

    • Naveen Shetty

      Thank you Gator. If only more people and our very own Kit Kat India understood that.

      • Gator352

        No problem!

    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

      @Gator352: Thank you for the support. We really appreciate that !

      • Gator352

        Wish I could do more!

  • Brother Love

    The people sticking up for google are deluded, google are the one ones who are putting up the prizes so anything sent out by the agency dealing with the promotion locally are using inventory put up by google

    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

      YES Brother... I am researching on that. The stockist who is actually sending those. whether it is from Google Playstore India??

  • Rodrigo Bittencourt


    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

      you mean NEXUS 7 (2012) in Brazil too?

      • Rodrigo Bittencourt

        yes...third world together !!! :D

    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

      BUT in the promos in brazil...it was the Nexus 7 (2012) that was shown...so u got that !

      • Leonardo Farage Freitas

        The images on the advertising of the contest were the same as India's and the rest of the world. But on Brazil's term and conditions it specifically says the resolution of the tablet (1280x800). Anyone checked the terms to see if India were meant to get the 2013 Nexus 7?

  • Jason Bailey

    This type of thing does google no favours at all. Hopefully someone will hvae the sense to correct their mistake.

  • Pushkar Kurhekar

    Thank you Ryan! Much appreciated. I didn't win, but a friend from school did, and he's really upset right now. This is just stupid. I dont believe what's happening here. India is being treated like some dumpyard to throw their old stock onto.... This is really annoying.

    • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

      I'd be pissed, but certainly not upset, I would have just won a free freaking tablet.

      • Pushkar Kurhekar

        Yes, I agree. But the only reason he participated was so that he could get the new one. HE was going to buy the old one anyways, when he stumbled upon this contest.

  • luis gomes

    Same thing in Brazil.

    • APai

      so 2012 in brazil/ india ? third world shafting going on

  • Mathias Kenting

    So, - who are we sending the shit storm to? Google or Nestle?

  • Emma Lewis

    Same in Malaysia

    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

      u mean u r also getting Nexus 7 (2012) as kitkat prize? what was shown on promo ads?

      • Mado

        Eh, we don't have that contest here. They're just sold at retail as usual.

  • sfumatoxxx

    thank you AP for acknowledging this issue. KitKat/Nestle probably more at fault than Google here. Still they could definitely be less of an asshole.

  • guest

    With the way things work here, it possible that procurement manager billed for 1000 2013 tablets but purchased 1000 2012 tablets and pocketed the rest :)

    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar


  • John Smith
  • John Smith
    • Keno Levers

      One of my all time favorite movies. David Mamet's finest.

  • deepanshu

    Every country should have been treated the same way. Why this partiality to India

    • sfumatoxxx

      rather no country should be treated this way. including india.

      • deepanshu

        The contest is the same throughout the world, the procedure is same, intentions of people are same but the prizes are different for a country where the population is in billion and chances of winning are least.

  • Rob Johnson

    I'm still waiting to find these promotional kitkats here in England.

  • mustafa

    Guys I get why you're pissed, but its a FREE tablet none the less, I would be happy

    • Naveen Shetty

      Its not about just being free, We dint ask for a competition, We entered it seeing all the Nexus 7 2013 promos and ads. That counts for something right? I guess Kit Kat India thought the same. Its a free thing, they'll take watever! :(

      • A.Noid

        I agree with you. Very deceptive of them. They should be ashamed.

    • sfumatoxxx

      pal, we do not all go for the free carrot. Some of us do (*surprise*) have enough bucks to buy it outright & ship it to india. [which I am going to do for my friend anyway] We entered competition because it was fun. If they have mentioned it 2012 version outright, still people will enter. Why the farce of promising something & offering something else, if they do not want to give away in the first place?

  • http://www.nexus5.com.es/ www.nexus5.com.es

    I love kitkat ( chocolate )

  • Santroph

    In Brazil they are doing the same thing, but all promotional material was related to the 2012 model.
    They are not lying, but it is only when you get to the READ MORE part that you are aware that it is the 2012 model.
    In a poor country like Brazil, where no Nexus was ever released officially before the Nexus 4, and no tablet was ever released, I think it is still a good promotion.

    • Rodolfo Z.

      Actually, the Galaxy Nexus was released here before the Nexus 4, just with another name, Galaxy X.
      But yeah, the brazilians are getting the 2012 nexus 7 too, maybe because the 2013 version isn't released here yet.
      And only 1/3 of the country participates in the promo, regions South, Southeast. The rest, not even decent kitkats to buy we have.

      • Santroph

        Yes, I have a galaxy Nexus (US model) but in Brazil they were not released by Google officially. It was a Samsung model, not a real nexus. Unless you changed it to a yakju model by unlocking it yourself you had to be at the mercy of Samsung to update them. It took as long as 3 months or more.
        I have nexus since the nexus one and skipped just the S and the 4.
        Also have nexus 7 2013 and 10.
        We still don't have the tablets or the nexus 5 here officially.
        It is a shame.

  • https://plus.google.com/+TroyLeonard Troy Leonard

    I say we try to shame them into doing the right thing by blasting their social media sites in all country's. The bigger deal that is made of this the more bad PR the more likely they are to fix it

  • Pranav Tonseker

    This just reminds me of that fun little encounter 9GAG had with Nestle. What a bunch of idiots. Guess they'll never learn.

  • John Smith

    Sundar Pichai and Vivek "Vic" Gundotra are both Indians. you guys should reach out to them over G+ and politely yet firmly ask them to make it right. good luck.

  • hoosiercub88

    This sucks for them, is the US promotion over with as well now?

    I haven't even seen the Android branded KitKats in the stores...

    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

      I think in US it will continue till JAN 31,2014 !

  • SimonPieman

    Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

    A 2012 Nexus7 is a fine tablet, and you won it. You should be thankful.

  • NinoBr0wn

    I never even found a damn Android labeled KitKat.

  • Dave Whyte

    Didn't this promo start before the Nexus 7 (2013) was released in India? If it started when it started in the US it would of been before the Nexus 7 (2013) was released which would mean the Nexus 7 (2012) would of been the only model to win... Just playing devil's advocate, I don't agree with what KitKat did they should of worded it better.

    • Naveen Shetty

      Yes Dave Whyte...if they would have showed the nexus 2012 in all the promos and never mentioned that we'd be the first 1000 in India to use the all new nexus 7" then nobody would be really disappointed..2012 model is just absent from all promos in India.

      • Dave Whyte

        Well in that case you have a clear argument. I didn't see where it says the first 1000 in India to use the Nexus 7 (2013) model.

  • Matthew Fry

    I've never actually seen the KitKat/Android promotion in the US. All the KitKats I've seen are normally packaged.

  • giverous

    Tell you what, I get the disappointment, really I do, but anyone not happy with their 2012 Nexus 7 can feel free to send it to me ;)

  • wekebu

    This entire contest was faulty. Only one price per person. I win a $5. Google Play money and that disqualifies me for winning the Nexus 7? I know, I can enter my son/mother/father's address, but stupid none the less

  • Owen Finn

    Your fault for living in India.

  • Sir_Brizz

    This contest was a bit of a mess anyway. I didn't see the Android KitKats for months after the promotion started, and they were only on shelves for 2-3 weeks before they were replaced with regular ones again.

  • duke69111

    While I would of been disappointed as well with the older tablet. Quit b!tching, I didn't get one. Be happy you won.

  • one

    Could AP edit the article to reflect the fact that Nestlé's promotional material also said : "the first 1000 to take a break with the all new Nexus 7 tablet"?

  • BenInLA

    Perhaps you would have preferred a gift horse?

  • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

    ONE BIG FACTOR that is driving Indian #AndroidKitkat Winners Crazy is that NEXUS 7 (2013) IS currently a "HUGE" HIT in INDIA ! THEY WANT IT BADLY ! and it's a PRIDE to have the NEXUS 7 (2013) right now !

    So GOOGLE MUST REALIZE THIS IMMENSE popularity of the their NEXUS 7 (2013) and utilize this moment to turnover this SHAME into a much stronger PR event !

    Google has lot of (INDIAN) brains ! I am sure they can figure it out..how to do that in a cost effective manner !

  • Ameer Beitvashahi

    I would imagine Google is not happy about this as it will be extremely bad press for them. Hopefully they'll pressure KitKat India into taking care of it.

  • whargharbl

    You got a free tablet and you dare complain it's not the newest one? Holy shit. I can't even fathom what kind of an ungrateful *sshole you must be.

  • Primalxconvoy

    This sounds about right for Indian ways of doing things quality and quality control.

  • APai

    I will do my part in avoiding Nestle products. I bought a heap of kitkat in the hopes of winning one, however I wasn't one of the lucky 1000. enjoyed the chocolates. but it's kind of left a bitter taste hearing how a MNC conglomerate is shafting people. it's almost like they are saying "we're giving you free gifts, what are you complaining about, bitches"

    it's the same mentality most of these MNCs have - they treat asians like crap. time to show these guys the middle finger. when the seagate hard drive failure due to defective firmware made some news in the stateside, US customers got data recovery for free. here they said you should be thankful you are getting a replacement. they would not even acknowledge the FW defect!!!

    #scumbag Nestle

  • JoshuaR

    true story!

    • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar


  • Karthik

    KitKat India agreed to replace the older models with the 2013 N7. Just now they have posted it on their FB page.

  • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

    KITKAT INDIA finally responds on twitter and agrees to replace the old nexus 7 with the "all new NEXUS 7 (2013) for winners in India ! Thank You Androidpolice ! You were the major site to talk about the mess up, after which all other sites followed !!

  • Deepak M. S.

    Thank you Ryan Whitham and all others... Kitkat India has agreed to send the Nexus 7 2013 "

    Kit Kat

    2 hours ago

    We are delighted to announce that winners of ‘Android Kit Kat promotion’ will receive the new 2013 Nexus 7 tablet. If you have received an earlier version of the device, we will contact you separately to get it replaced. The delivery schedule for the new dispatches as well as the procedure to be followed for replacement will be communicated shortly."

  • vvpvijay

    Thanks everyone for supporting us. Kitkat India today announced that it will indeed be shipping Nexus 7 2013 to the winners. This would not have been possible without your support Thanks Ryan :) http://www.comboupdates.com/2013/12/nestle-and-google-bow-to-popular-wishes.html

  • http://Tech2Yantra.blogspot.com/ Manu Presannakumar

    GREAT REPORTING by AndroidPolice on Monday about the Kitkat nexus 7 fiasco in India ! Sourcing from androidpolice all other major blogs and forums followed up this news !

    And finally today Nestle agreed to giveaway the new NEXUS 7 (2013) and replace the already dispatched old nexus 7 to winners !

    ALL KITKAT INDIA winners are delighted ! THANK YOU RYAN !


  • Varun

    update: finally kitkat has listened to its Indian customers and it will now be giving us the new nexus 7 2013
    Thanks kitkat and specially Ryan Whitham for making that possible :)

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