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Welcome to Reader Appreciation Week at Droid Life!

Been wondering what last week’s teases were all about?  Here is your answer.

Welcome to Reader Appreciation Week here at Droid Life!

Over the next 5 days, we’ll be doing our best to give and show thanks to the greatest Android community in the entire world.  Without the contributions from all of you, this site would never have grown into what we think is one hell of a place to talk about all things tech.  The stories and experiences, tips, tricks, favorite apps and occasional jabs at our fruit foes have made this into a special place to spend your days on the internet.

The Plan:

So the goal is to take everything that you are seeing pictured above (plus more), and hand it all out through a variety of contests and giveaways.  That’s right – those 3 tablets (Asus Transformer, Motorola XOOM WiFi, and Acer Iconia), case of Series 2 Mini Collectibles, DL limited sweatshirts and T’s, various applications, etc. will be in the hands of DL readers very soon.  We’re incredibly excited to have the opportunity to do something like this.  And while we wish we could have done even more, we hope that this week will touch at least a little on how thankful we are to have spent the last year and a half with all of you.

Schedule of Events:

It’s clear that there are 3 major toys up there that you will all be vying for, so to make it easier for you to sign up to win one we thought we’d let you know how this will go down.  In about an hour, we’ll open up the entry period (details still to come) for the Asus Transformer (16GB model).  On Tuesday (tomorrow), we’ll cut it off at 2PM Pacific and choose a winner.  Then on Wednesday morning, we’ll open up the entry period for the Acer Iconia with a winner being chosen the following day (Thursday) at 2PM Pacific.  The Wifi XOOM will be last to go and will have an open entry period starting Friday morning and running all Memorial Day weekend with a winner being chosen on the following Tuesday (May 31).  So we’ll be focusing on each tablet for almost a full 2 days before choosing a winner.  We’ll notify you on entry details and requirements each of those mornings.

The rest of the stuff (shirts, collectibles, apps, etc.) will be given away at random, spurt-of-the-moment times throughout the rest of the week.  You could win by doing something as simple as answering a question that we pose on Twitter or Facebook.  It’s going to be a wild time, so like we mentioned on Friday, you may want to follow us on Twitter and Facebook if you aren’t already.  Subscribing to our feed will also be essential since many of these things will be given away from details through a blog post.  We’d hate for you to miss out on a chance to win one of these fabulous prizes.

Again, we’d just like to thank everyone for making this a special place.  Let’s start giving sh*t away!

  • I’d like to say that I really applaud all of the people at Droid Life for this. 
    Without the fans and supporters, they wouldn’t be anywhere. And you guys recognize this, which led you to an appreciation week. Thank you! 

  • Cashclay

    My Top 3: QuickClock, Titanium, LauncherPro Plus. Hands down.

  • Anonymous

    Kellex, I just wanted to say that, whether I personally win anything or not, I greatly appreciate that you and the other DL staffers are showing your appreciation for your readers by giving away a bunch of stuff!! And some of it isn’t particularly cheap!! It very well may end up being that winning one of these devices may be the only way folks like me (read: broke! 🙂 ) may end up being able to get one of the great Android devices that is out now.

    Again, I am a loyal reader who will continue to read and support DL and Android for a long time to come! Good luck to all who participate!


  • Droidzzz

    People people, please stop kissing kellex’s butt.  I mean we know that it goes kellex, God, humans, dogs, monkeys, squirrels, mice, Steve Jobs, and then like insects or whatever, but I wanna win something without losing my dignity!

  • rynn

     yet another reason why i love droid life besides all the awesome news 😀

  •  I wish I could access the net at work. Sadly, my phone must stay in my locker for 4 hours at a time, so I am likely to miss anything spur of the moment.

  • angermeans

    Thia is honestky really cool that you all are doing this. Even if i don’t win anything this just shows why this site is my favorite on the net and the first I turn to for android news not to mention how professional kellex is. This ought to be a great week between this, learning that slc will be getting the 4g LTE switch flipped in a few weeks, plants vs zombies for free more than likely tomorrow, and great gingersense roms like das bamf for my thunderbolt. Only thing left would be an announcement from vzw and moto that ythey will be opening up the free 4g upgrades to my Xoom. Keep up the great work fellas.

  • Seth

     I live in Portland, I’ll save you the trouble of shipping that Xoom:)

  •  I WANT THEM ALL! Not to be greedy or anything 😉

  • Anonymous

    I could definitely use one of those tablets…something to use when my wife is hogging the laptop. 

  •  Thanks Droid Life! you guys rock.

  •  Thanks Droid Life! you guys rock.

  • Anonymous

     I don’t wanna be like onDroid, but i think you should make it easier for people to participate in these contests.  Meaning not only via facebook and twitter…

  • Anonymous

    I like all the brown nosing. The contest to see who can kiss the most ass has officially begun. I better go get some chapstick….. and maybe some breath mints.

  • Anonymous

    I’d really love to win one of the tablets before the trip I’m going on in a month! That would definitely make the time on the plane go by faster!! 

  • BK3

     My week will now consist checking twitter on my phone every minute! I <3 Droid Life!

  •  IK what everyone is gunning for up there! Those awesome DL shirts 😀 

  • JabroniUNM

    Long time reader first time poster, love the site, don’t know what ppl are complaining about as far as the stories.  If you can find anywhere on the net with more accurate and helpful stories/news regarding the Droid series, you have too much time on your hands.  Love the site, love the reader appreciation. I will always follow .  Good luck to all who enter!

  •  Thanks Droid-Life!!  The source for all things Android!

  •  Thanks Droid-Life!  The source for all things Android!

  • Tsteege

    DL Rocks!  Thanks for being such a useful site for all us Droid lovers…

  • Anonymous

     I’m in baby!!!

  •  I <3 Droid-Life!

  •  nice!

  •  Nice

  •  Very cool!

  •  Now I have MORE reason to be all excited about Friday and the long weekend!  Talk about anticipation!!

  • Jon52772

    Just wanted to say TYVM for having such give aways… This site just keeps getting better….. 

  • YoungGUN

     NO ONE DOES IT BETTER. Droid-Life.com,Where Android is Truly FREE! Thanks for all you’ve done for us!

  • COOL

  • COOL

  • cool

  • cool

  • Awwww…  you do love us.  🙂 

  • josh

     This is great!!  could be my only chance to get a tablet, i wish they weren’t so damn expensive!!

  • Checking your site daily since March ’10, you helped me root my first “OG” Droid, now you’re giving all this stuff away?..  You guys rock, seriously.

  • Anonymous

    I just infomed my wife that I am leaving her for you guys!! You rock! Thanks for all you do for the Android community.  

  • Anonymous

    I do love this blog – I read you guys every single day.  Thanks for all that you do (and I don’t just mean giving away free stuff) – you have the most reliable news and information and even though some things are just rumors, I love reading them! 

  • I approve of this message!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah baby !!  Let the Games Begin  😛  Are you NOT Entertained??  Are You NOT ENTERTAINED?? 😛 

  • Sounds like a plan

  • Hls811


  • cr33k

     I’ve been reading droid life for about a year. id never ASK for this but it is insanely AWESOME that your doing it. I have been searching high and low for a transformer to the point where local retail stores have my number to call even if it shows up on a shipping list. but to win one?! best day ever! arduino work here i come!

  • Trevon Reid

     I come to this website everyday because i know there is always something on here that i would like to read about lol LOVE THIS SITE! and i hope i win!

  • Brian

    Simply awesome.

  • joel boykins

    What? No T-Bolt I can’t fit no freaking tablet in my pocket

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to congratulate D-L staff on the success of this site. I started reading and commenting not even a year ago and it’s incredible to see the credit and attention this site has gotten recently. Even getting devices on pre-release when just back in August Kellex was being denied a release day Droid X purchase with cash in hand.

    Awesome job guys! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    And this is exactly why Droid-Life is easily the greatest destination for all things Android and Technology related. Bar none.

    This is awesome. I can’t wait to see what the requirements are for winning. This is definitely an exciting time to be an Android fan/addict!

    Bring on the contests!

    • angermeans

      I see what you did there 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Love free swag!

  • Bob G


  • RonsterWVU

    This is an awesome surprise to read about!

  • Zeebone

     This would be pretty nice to win a tablet. Although the other swag would be sweet too….

  • Anonymous

     Kellex, thanks! You somehow made this sweet site sweeter.

  • Kevoskee

    Best community ever. No matter if you win or lose, everyone is appreciated equally

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

     I’d love ANY prize, I never win anything haha

  • Would really dig that Asus Transformer.  Thanks guys!

  •  Noice

  •  Nice! I am looking forward to it.

  • stu

     This is awesome….i check this site about 30 times a day (physical site, tweets, and pulse reader) so i am glad to see you giving back to this great android community.  Thanks Kellex and anyone else involved in Droid life, and thanks to all the members of this community.  it is one of the best ones i have been a part of.

  • Anonymous

     Sweeet… this is gonna be a good week 🙂 

  • Anonymous

     First dibs on the Xoom!

  • Anonymous

     Motorola XOOM….. *drools*

  • Brandon Greenwood

     Great success!

  • Cgmartin33

    Unbelievable how this blog has grown…I’ve checked it hourly like a crackhead since the beginning with my OG Droid (rest in peices). The twitter feed helps me feel less like a stalker. No more refresh, refresh, refresh 😉

  • Rain_king46

     Thanks to all of the Droid Life boys too for keeping us up to date.

  • Anonymous

     These guys are amazing 😛

  •  This is a terrific contest for such a great group! Can’t wait to see how crazy its gets.


  • Hopefully i get lucky!

  • stojr

     fingers crossed!

  • Anonymous

    Acer, Asus, Moto… I’m not particular 🙂

  • A.C.

     hey kel,

     which case is that in the back for the XOOM?

  • Dman27

     I didn’t think it could happen, but yet ANOTHER reason why I LOVE DL!

  • Julian Alarcon

    This apply for Latin American countries?? (Colombia for example)  ???

  • Anonymous


  • JJ

    Woot!!  I need me a new tablet! 

  • Anonymous

     Gotta love Droid Life… 

  • Scost23

     Count me in!


  • Anonymous

    Wow, this looks awesome.  Can’t wait.  I don’t do Facebook (privacy reasons), so please don’t limit any items to entries from there. I hate when people do that (“like us on Facebook to win!”).  I do use Twitter, though, since I can just follow and not actually create a page/profile with anything in it for others to mine.

  • fun.

  • Greg

    This is gonna be good

  • Bullet Tooth Tony

    Excellent… Your twitter feed didn’t lie…. It is something to look forward to.

  • Dibs on the XOOM

  •  I love it!  You are really showing your love for Android and your readers.  I’ve been reading this since I got my Droid in January 2010.

  • rick

     awesome … you helped me root my first droid and i’ve followed ever since. thanks man!!! 

  • Anonymous


  • Dhardison

    sweet 🙂  that’s some nice swag you go there!

  •  This, I like!

  • Christopher Hsu

     oh boy this sounds exciting

  • Maniko (Meister_Li)

     I’m guessing it’s only open for US-People, right?

  • Christopher Hsu

     oh boy

  • Dash Speeds

    Excited for this, not like I ever win anything though. 

  • Scottholstein Sh

    This has been my favorite blog since its inception with the OG Droid…does that count for anything? 🙂 

  • Brent Friedeman


    • sitrick2

       No, Droid Life. Woot would charge you for this. #BadJokes

  •  wow….any of the above would be awesome!

  •  Sweet!!!

  • Anonymous

     Oh Yeah! Sharing the love!

  • Greg ✓

    It’d be great to get that Motorola Xoom. always wanted to see what the Thumb Keyboard looked like on one… Hopefully I win it. I’m going to be chiming in more and more often.

  • Anonymous

    Been with you since the very beginning and still check the site every day, thanks for everything you have done for all of us!

  • i want i want i want!!

  •  O: <3

  • Andrew Hewitt

     Already know my absolutely terrible chance of winning any of this, but cool!

  • Anonymous

     I AM EPIC WIN!!!

  • Looking forward to it! 

  • tbaybe


  • SugaShane

    So you’re saying there’s a chance!!!

    • Muddy B00ts

      Nah, I swallowed a big June bug a few miles back so I’m good. 

      • Chris85

         Holy jesus, look at the butt on that wifi Xoom. ……..Yeah, it must work out.

        • This strand of comments just made my day :).  WE LANDED ON THE MOON! 

          • Anonymous

             Greatest string of comments ever.

          • Lovedr81

            This made my day! The best site and fans!!!

          • Sometime my sister, she show her vazhïn to my brother Bilo and say “You
            will never get this you will never get it la la la la la la.” He behind
            his cage. He cries, he cries and everybody laughs. She goes “You never
            get this.” But one time he break cage and he “get this” and then we all
            laugh. High five!

          • Sometime my sister, she show her vazhïn to my brother Bilo and say “You
            will never get this you will never get it la la la la la la.” He behind
            his cage. He cries, he cries and everybody laughs. She goes “You never
            get this.” But one time he break cage and he “get this” and then we all
            laugh. High five!

    • Jwilson77

      You’re married? What was all that “one-in-a-million talk?”

    •  I read ya! 

      (I saw what you did there)

    • OGDroiDGO

      Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this… and totally redeem yourself!

  • Rocktoonz

    Wow, was thinking maybe a phone or 2, the tablets are a nice surprise!  Can’t wait!

  • Anonymous

     fantastic! just another reason DL is my favorite android blog.

  • Yagermeister


  •  Should be fun 🙂

  • Fresh

    … have I told you I love you lately? 

  •  I’m looking forward to this so much!!

  •  This is awesome

  • Droid funtimes 🙂

  • AtanRaca

    Seems like this week will be LEGEN… Wait for it…

  • Eric

    And Thank you Kellex for all your hard work on this site and contribution to the android community. 

  • Stephen Gutierrez

     Soooo ready for this!

  • Flash totalk

    Thank you Droid-life for providing your own personal time, to fill the hearts of us users! You are also appreciated droid-life staff members, dont forget that! Much love, and thanks again for showing you will always care about the people who built this community up to be so great!

  • “Let’s start giving sh*t away!” … the best line I’ve read to end a post… lol

    • Anonymous


  • Not at all what I assumed the big tease was about, but awesome none-the-less. Pre-emptive congrats to the  future winners.

  • Superman


  • Anonymous

    Let the games Begin

  • dragon


  • Anonymous


  • Muddy B00ts

     Yay! Maybe all the people who have been complaining about what stories were posted for the past year will finally be pleasant! Until they lose, that is… to me.

    • EC8CH

       what this guy said…

      except that is… to me 😛

      • Muddy B00ts

        Oh it is on like Donkey Kong eating prawns on the lawn at the crack of dawn. 

        • EC8CH

          eating prawns on the lawn at the crack of dawn???

          I would never have any kind of… pornographic activity with a fokkin’ Prawn!

          • Muddy B00ts

            lol ewww. 

  • AJ

    Anxiously awaiting from THE #1 source on anything DROID!!!! 

  • Anonymous


  • datboijon

    2 words AWE SOME

  • Anonymous

     I love Droid-Life

  • Mathew Emmert

     this is awesome

  • Onelowchef

     Thats what im talking bout!

  • Trevon Reid

     cool thats awesome -trevon

  • Octotron

    I can has Transformer? 🙂

  • Constantine Smith


    • Congrats! You actually got 12th… 

      • Constantine Smith

        damn real time not being enabled  

  • i love you.

  • Wow this is incredible!!!

  • billyNOTnice


  •  Looking forward to the contest.  You guys rock for giving back to your community. -Muffnman

  • Anonymous

     I’ll take the ASUS if you will. :] Thanks.

  • Great site, great prizes!

    Xoom for me please! 🙂   

  • The Observer

    So full of win.

  • Xoom for me please!!! 🙂 

  • Nex


  • Guest

    First? / betterlatethannever

  • Hot damn!