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Contest: Two Weeks of Holiday Tegra #6 – Win a 16GB WiFi Acer Iconia Tablet (Updated: Winner Picked!)

It is now Day 6 of DL and NVIDIA’s Two Weeks of Holiday Tegra. You still have five days to win yourself a nice present this holiday season that runs on Google’s Honeycomb OS all powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processor.

This time we’ve got the Acer Iconia Tab, a 16GB, Tegra 2, dual-camera, WiFi beast that many people have been sleeping on.  In the long list of Android tablets available on the market, the Iconia can most definitely hold its own. Who wants it? 

Update:  And the winner of the Acer Iconia Tab is…

Sasquachh says that Android has the best selection of apps, programs and gets the first updates and upgrades on the market.



1 (one) Acer Iconia.

How to enter:

1.  In the comments, If someone asked you why they should switch to Android, what would you tell them?
2.  Follow @droid_life and @NVIDIATegra on Twitter.
3.  Tweet the following message:

Need a last minute X-Mas present? Win an Acer Iconia from @droid_life and @NVIDIATegra – http://goo.gl/lOE0I #android

4.  U.S. residents only.


At 6PM Pacific, we will randomly chose a winner from the comments. This post will be updated, comments closed, and the winner notified. Prizes will be shipped at the end of the week.

  • Mckellermeier

    Because I don’t want to!

  • jweav

    Why should you switch to Android? OPEN, OPEN, OPEN! Free reign!

  • I would tell them because Google doesn’t tell you how to use your hardware or software.

  • Anonymous


  • To avoid being called and iPhan.

  • Diversity! Android OS isn’t just for the elite few pieces of hardware, it goes on all kind of hardware. And because of this the end user has choice, choice in size of screen, hardware features, specs and price (and a bunch more)

  • Benyork

    You get to read blogs like droid-life without feeling jealous.

  • Because it is time to take off your hipster clothes and put on your big boy pants!

  • Brian C

    if they asked i would just yell “DDRRRRROOIIIID!!!!!!!!”

  • Freedom of choice.

  • Ibladuell

    If you want dumb down device, get an iOS device. If you want to be different and experience a new way to communicate, get an android.

    Ian B

  • I have one and would love another for my wife.

  • Pfigurella

    Android is far more useful than IOS because it comes with free navigation, better email sync and your choice of phones and I don’t mean color.

  • Having a large marketplace of varied products from different manufacturers, instead of having a single company in control of everything, means better customer choice within a single ecosystem.

  • I’ve gotten this question multiple times. There’s a pretty simple answer: If you have any intelligence at all, you will prefer Android’s style better.

    Okay, just kidding. But on a serious note, I feel like Android allows so much more freedom than Apple (which, considering it is open-source, this makes sense). This means you have this ability that is a foreign concept to others, OPTIONS. You can choose your own ROMS and, even if you don’t root your phone, you can still download some extremely liberating applications! Apple’s market is highly restrictive when it comes to that.

    CyanogenMod’s nightlies are also to die for.

    Overall, the Android experience is just amazing. It’s a community that is super supportive of each-other and strives for excellence in a free and open-source world.

  • Suushiaddict

    Oh you have an iphone? Do you even know what widgets are?? You would if you had an android and I promise you that you won’t go back to your iphone 🙂

  • Sidra

    It’s customizable beyond belief.

  • Pfilly101

    You can’t beat the android army!

  • Clint Haynes

    Because its open, i’m free to do what I like with it. If I wish, I can put several different varieties of the os on it. I can customize it an infinite number of ways. I’m not locked into one companies systems (i.e. itunes).

  • Cameraman7

    I would tell them to switch to Android if they wanted 4G or widgets.

  • Joseph Michael

    3.5″ is too small

  • Anonymous

    Switch to Android for the best customizable experience, and guaranteed developer support

  • If asked why someone should switch to Android, I would say “Full customization baby” don’t like your color scheme, change it, don’t like your font-change it, want a full overhaul of your phone, do it baby!

  • Jszklany

    Open platform!  Mods!  nuff said!

  • Mark Rabinowitz

    Full customization, both aesthetically and in the settings (set data limits for example), less restricted applications found in their market, wider selection of manufacturers and devices, and frankly, just a fun change of pace from iOS or the other OS’s. 

  • Anonymous

    Ice cream sandwich

  • colin

    Switch because its great and not evil!

  • Sedonagolfer

    Switch to Android because it’s the most integrated O/S available and easiest to use.  Another reason? I really need to win an Acer Iconia.

  • Anonymous

    Totally customizable

  • Mike

    Because of The level of pure customization that android phones offer, down to the lowest software level. Motorola devices not included.

  • I would say that it all comes down to choice. With android unlike iPhone you have many devices coming out all year long so that means you can pick a good up to date phone any time of the year. There are way more customization options in the software which is constantly being updated. Android is taking the lead meaning more developers are working on android apps first over iPhone. Unlike iPhone most all carriers have some form of android phone so you  aren’t locked into a certain carrier like iPhone. There are many unofficial modifications for android that let you do things the iPhone can’t. Smartphone are basically computers and there is no good reason you shouldn’t be able to load your own software add features etc ; with apple you are stuck with what they give you unless you jailbreak it and even then android is much more hacker friendly. The phone can be kept up to date past official support ex:og droid Im running android 3.5.7 and for the most part it runs fairly smooth I only want to upgrade for 4g and a larger screen and more storage other than that I have mine overclocked so I can still run new software. The galaxy nexus is buttery smooth and now that android is finally surpassed ios as far as polish goes and quality of apps I see no reason to go with an iPhone. Who wants a locked down experience. Simple isn’t always better  

  • Benavidez19

    Dont be a slave to apple feel the freedom join the roid

  • Coderedpl

    because then you wont look like an idiot talking to your imaginary friend “siri” 

  • Typo

    It’s all about freedom to express yourself…Android can do that for you…

  • Anonymous

    Because there is way more freedom with Android!

  • Tullyt

    Android is simply more open which means more options and more advancement down the toad.

  • Nickolas J Glidden

    Because Jesus loves Android.

  • Because Android does what iDon’t

  • KFigiel

    It’s a better help to be organized and to enter in time to win contests like this!

  • I would tell them because Android is open source and iPhones are for sheep.

  • Daniel Clifford

    Wanna make your device unique? Android
    Wanna match every other wannabe hipster? Apple
    Enough said.

  • Cloudsnightmare

    Because Android is much more customizable to the tech savvy.

  • Flash support, endless phones to choose from, Apple is way to expensive for the product you recieve. Oh and being able to fully customize my phone.

  • Android has live wallpapers and can answer to anybodys call .. just imagine if a droid fell into the wrong hands :0

  • Andrew Stargardt

    The iPhone is out of date before it even hits shelves.  It’s small, slow, and does not give you the options and freedom Android does.  Buying an iPhone is like going to Baker’s Square every day and being forced to eat Pecan Pie.  Sure, you might like Pecan Pie for two years, but you’ll never know how great the French Silk tastes.

  • @PAJallen

    If you love freedom and individuality, there’s only one choice.  ANDROID!


    Open Source FTW.

  • Bryan Harvey

    Is there a better alternative?

  • Aaron

    do it meow!!!

  • Jefftphillips

    Android rules