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Galaxy Nexus is Getting Stomped in Laptop Mag’s Smartphone Madness Challenge, Let’s Change That (Updated)

As of this moment, the Galaxy Nexus is getting crushed in Laptop Mag’s Smartphone Madness bracket by none other than the HTC Titan II. Pretty sure that is a Windows Phone, yeah it is. Probably the same one that got “smoked” over the weekend by a G-Nex at one of Microsoft’s stores. So let’s show Windows Phone again how good this Nexus is and rack up some votes over there. Otherwise, we may be stuck with a bunch of phones with a “gorgeous UI” that no one will ever buy, battling it out with the Galaxy SII for smartphone supremacy.

At the time of this posting (12:19PM Pacific), we are about 900 votes down. Go get ’em DL community.

Update:  In about an hour and a half, we were able to erase that 900 vote lead and jump up by 1,600 votes. Keep crackin’ away at it though, we don’t want a comeback by an unreleased Windows Phone.

Vote at Laptop Mag’s site.

Cheers Timm Eddy and Pinocchio!

  • Ryan C

    So um yeah the G-Nex lost to the Nokia Lumia 710…?!

  • Galaxy Nexus has won! Galaxy Nexus has won! Galaxy Nexus HAS WON!

  • James007torres24

    voted for nexus to help u iphone fandoys act-a-like out. but this poll is a joke.

  • Gary

    I posted to the admin on this site, wmpoweruser acutually had the links on polldaddy to the next TWO weeks polls, they were all voting for the windows phone a WEEK before the vote was made public………………

    Keep it up lads 😀

  • Ishaqmaster

    might as well include the HP Veer

  • JMonkeYJ

    that thing is meaningless…the iPhone lost in round 1 to something called Huawei? i’m no iPhone fan, but…C’MON!!!

  • trumpet444

    Believe me, I am no fan of the iphone…… but how was it burned in the first round? Same goes for the RAZR Maxx, Galaxy Note, and One X. Shenanigans on the whole tournament. May as well throw in an LG VX9800

  • jdrch

    I think the real news here is the iPhone 4S losing in the 1st round.

  • Bionic Man

    all the haters are eating their words now that the GNex is in the lead where it belongs.

  • I’m so upset that the Blackberry Bold beat the HTC One X. The One X is going to be huge when it comes out.

  • MKader17

    Thank you Kellex, I can stand for this injustice!

  • Spence391

    Blackberry Bold over HTC X… come on.

  • Franz

    How did a Blackberry phone beat the HTC One X… This thing is rigged.

  • Knlegend1

    too be honest wp7 is really a good platform.

  • Tom Dwenger

    galaxy nexus is now winning 🙂

  • I love my Galaxy Nexus, notwithstanding occasional self shutdown, its the best phone I’ve ever had, especially with ICS.  Windows has a long way to go since it took them a year to come up with Windows 7, by then everyone switched to iPhone or Droid.

  • miscreant

    This whole thing is ridiculous. I’m not Apple fan, but I will admit that it’s a nice piece of hardware. As popular as that phone and all of its predecessors are/were, it leads me to believe that this whole bracket is set up for a WP7 to win.

    Anyone know where a Windows Mobile store is around Chicago? I want to go “smoke” a WP7 phone and rub my sack on their faces…

  • Kurt5153

    Well gnex has major issues….

  • this site is the anti droid pumping unreleased Win phones for verizon all were doing is hooking them up with ad revenue going there this means nothing and is obviously staged just like the smoked by windows phone challenge. 

  • Nice job guys! we are now 2,000+ up! 

  • Travisgary

    we are ahead by 1600 votes

  • fillyo

    Don’t worry, we are well in the lead now.

  • Jeff J

    Just voted as of 3:51pm and the Nexus is ahead by 1550.

  • Sorry, can’t take this challenge seriously if the HTC One X lost to the BB Bold 9900.

    • When I saw this I knew I couldnt take it Seriously. ISN’T A SMART PHONE yet it won to a FAR Superior next Generation Device. What a JOKEEEEE!

  • PC_Tool

    3700 vs 2240 right now in favor of the G’Nex….

    No worries.

  • Fat_boy

    vote early and often!

  • Destroythanet

    Thanks for posting this Kellen. GNex all day, son!!

  • Earleepa

    Thats understandable. The only thing the nexus has going for it is the fact that it has the latest OS. As far as phones go its a huge piece of crap.

  • ajm531

    The tides have turned in a few hours. Galaxy nexus is now spanking the stupid htc titan 2

  • Gallardo94

    “At the time of this posting (12:19PM Pacific), we are about 900 votes down. Go get ‘em DL community.”

    And now we’re 1300 votes up. WP7 stomped again by the GNex.

  • Nexus up by 1300 votes. There aren’t even that many Windows phone in existence, so it should be a lock now.

  • ApplesNAndroids

    Maybe because the Galaxy Nexus is a poor as excuse for not only a nexus device, but as a phone?

  • Eazy E Dlf

    and were winning again

  • Gnex taking a nice lead

  • trevorsalienarms

    4S out in the first round? I’m no Apple fan, but crikey, that’s seems unpossible.

    Also, the One X hasn’t even been released yet, has it? Why not put the GSIII in there if that’s how it’s gonna be played.

    (Titan is now getting a serious pipe-hitting beat down…)

    • GawkerRedesignSucks

      The Huawei Ascend D Quad hasn’t been released yet either.  What a janky bracket! HAHA

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    ROFL The G-Nex is SMASHING the Titan now!  Love it!

  • Desamation

    I think it’s pretty rad that in the original vote there were only 538 votes.  😛

  • darkseider

    That poll is really silly.  Not to mention that there seems to be an incredible bias to WP7 phones especially ones that haven’t even been released yet.  Hell by the time they do come out Krait and Tegra 3 based handsets will be out and about.  

  • Evil-D

    Someone is being stomped, but it is not the GNex.

  • SD_Scott

    And now we’re dominating lol

  • summit1986

    GNex up by 1000 votes XD

  • Just looked, and now we are 900 ahead….  SH*T JUST GOT REAL.

    Nice job guys

  • Booyabobby

    Way to go guys.  Keep it up!

  • I’m incredulous about the results on that bracket, so far.

    A Blackberry Bold 9900 bests the HTC One X, but the Galaxy SII beats that same Blackberry Bold?

    The iPhone 4s loses to the Huawei? (I’m ok with the Lumia 900 wining that region.)

    A Galaxy Note loses to an entry level Lumia 710? Ugh!

    I think the only region that makes sense is the one with the Galaxy Nexus and Titan II.

  • Desamation

    Now a full 1k votes ahead!

    What a difference 30 minutes makes.  ^_-

  • Dliuzzo110

    How the hell does blackberry beat the one x? This whole thing is bunk. This is as dirty as that Saigon hook….nevermind

  • How did a blackberry beat the One X

  • Kaliboyred1


  • Bill Self

    I’ve got my Bionic winning the NIT

  • normally I’d say not your personal army…but in this case, hell yea! Voted. 

    HTC Titan II 41.64%  (1,976 votes) 
     Samsung Galaxy Nexus 58.36%  (2,770 votes) 
      Total Votes: 4,746

  • This is NOT lame..It interested you enough to click on the link right?

  • Ishbudigital

    if you click return to poll after voting you can revote i did 22x for nexus. 

    • duke69111

      No being rude, but I’ll bet it did not count it and you wasted your time.  If you look in the box above the vote it says 
      Thank you, we have already counted your vote.  

  • Jim Dandy

    Dirt nap!! Lol

  • Azn_Android

    Does anyone know of any windows phone 7 blogs? Or news websites? I really want to see what type of news they have there and the community! Please let me know!

  • Galaxy Nexus is winning now.  All is right with the world.

    I have a feeling it’s going to come down to the Galaxy Nexus vs the SGSII.  The Galaxy Nexus should win, but it may not considering there are many more SGSII users who don’t realize how awful Touchwiz is and how amazing ICS is.

    • PC_Tool

      “there are many more SGSII users who don’t realize how awful Touchwiz is and how amazing ICS is.”

       Ah, but when you put the two together….sweet romance.  😉

  • Up 700 votes now.. WTG DL Community!!!

  • antjonz

    Serious question…does anyone know someone that HAS a Windows phone? I sure don’t.

    • hack

      Our IT guy has one…and he hates it!

  • ksat

    HTC Titan II 43.03%  (1,920 votes)  
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus 56.97%  (2,542 votes)  

  • Jbegs23

    just voted Gnex (2515) to HTC (1913)

  • duke69111

    Maybe they are going with the Everybody Loves an Upset theme!

  • Austinrgoebel

    Lets go DL

  • duke69111

    Nexus is up by 421 after my vote.  

  • Holy crap, I came by and the GNex only had 200 or so votes. I left and see you post this article; over 2k votes. Droidlife. Doing it right.

  • Desamation

    Just said I was Vote Number 4k.  /flex

    54.1% to 45.9% Now!

  • Imns

    Since the Titan II isn’t even out yet and no one knows what the hell a Huawei Ascend D Quad is – I’m guessing this “contest” doesn’t necessarily have to include current or main stream phones.  I say we throw in an OG Droid into the mix.  I know I’d vote for it.

    • Droidzilla

      OG, Sean Connery Droid > All

      • EC8CH

        Yesh… Yesh it Doesh

        • Droidzilla

          Ay’ll take the rapisht for a thoushand!

          • Calculatorwatch

            It’s pronounced “Therapist”…

  • booom…done…

  • Bonjovi

    Nexus has the lead now!

  • Desamation

    And just like that, it’s not even close.  ^_-

  • Davros

    GNex up by 86 now.

  • Jeff

    Yeah so the GALAXY NEXUS is now in the LEAD!!!

  • ddevito


  • Booyabobby

    Voted for the Gnex.

  • Sarcen

    What do you wanna bet Microsoft is botting their poll.

  • SH

    Vote placed, and we are winning now.

  • Hell ya. 51% for Nexus and 48.9% for HTC. Nexus is making that push.

  • nwd1911

    Just checked and the Nexus is winning by about 100 votes.

  • ragnarok180

    When I checked the poll the first time the results were Titan II – 70% VS G-Nex – 30%. Now its 51%-49% In favor of the Nexus 😀


    cooling off period…

  • Zeprider25

    Almost caught up.


    we passed 50%

  • Well we made short work of that…

  • Rakoskjc

    Looks like we just crashed their servers

  • ddevito

    HA. GNex is winning. Sweet.

  • Mscaduto

    Forget the Nexus…how did the blackberry bold beat the HTC One X? How is that even possible…

    • Haha, wow! Clearly this site doesn’t get a very diverse (or large) set of readers…

  • Phoenix

    Hell, yeah!

    • ddevito

      GNex has the lead.

      • Gunther

        Can’t count your chickens before they hatch, but, once this poll is over, tomorrow morning, we need a post from Kellex that says Titan II smoked by Galaxy Nexus. 🙂

        • Or he could go all Willy Wonka on us with the headline: 
          Breaking, Galaxy Nexus smoked by Titan II. Strike that, reverse it. Thank you. 
          But, your way sounds more plausible. 


    hahaha, did my part…

  • Guest-ish

    50/50 now keep going


    challenge accepted.

  • ddevito

    The Huawei Ascend D Quad is my new fav gadget.  🙂

  • ddevito

    Only down 186 as of 3:40pm EST. Let’s keep it going

  • Droidzilla

    Kellen, make sure you post again for the SGSII battle and for the finals. We can’t let the WP7 trolls win!

    • Fandroids unite!

      • Droidzilla

        Have I asked you before if your avatar is from Labyrinth?

        • Yep. +1 for twisted 80’s childhood references. I love those little guys. I have to see that part 2+ times whenever I watch the movie. It’s so fun listening to the song combined with their antics. 

  • Brandon Sikes

    I’m sorry, why would the Lumia 710 beat a Galaxy Note? Seems like something is up with this.

  • moelsen8

    wow the gnex is coming up fast…

  • Michael_NM

    I still own two Windows phones, but they haven’t been charged in a while. 🙂 *Damn it. I meant this to be a reply to Dr. Droid…


    Voted gnex. Over and out.

  • I have a GNexus and am pretty pissed off at it actually.  Touchscreen bug remains making games difficult to play.  No 4.0.4 source from google yet.  No Pogo cardock yet as advertised by SamSuck.  I like the phone but will never ever buy another samsuck device.

    • Noahcarson

      Anyone got some apple seeds this guy can suck on?

      • Azndan4


  • moelsen8

    i have a feeling the tide’s about to turn..

  • Drew56

    Nokia Lumia 710 over galaxy note? Lmf

    • New_Guy

      …absolutely asinine. 

  • It’s pretty clear that some Windows Phone sites are sending in voters just like we are. Not only that, but I have a hard time believing there are 1500 Windows Phone owners in this world. 🙂

    • Greg Morgan

      LOL! nice!

    • Paul

      Right? How did the Lumias beat both the RAZR and the Note. The 900 hasn’t even hit yet and it beat the RAZR. Yeah, ok.

      • Phoenix

        Yeah it’s ridiculous.

        • PoohGQ

          Actually not ridiculous! The 900 was at CES in January and Mobile World Congress. If you had a chance to play with it you’d know where it’s getting all those votes and the press coverage as well.

          • feztheforeigner

            I’m not sure you have any idea what you’re talking about…go away…

          • PoohGQ

            LOL! What are you getting mad about?? Just check out this article from the Android loving CNET: http://bit.ly/xWVeTv.
            I was at CES and got to play with this phone so I know what I’m talking about. BTW, watch out for the ad blitz from AT&T starting this Sunday.

      • Well the 900 will be better than the RAZR so….

    • moelsen8

      i wouldn’t be surprised if microsoft was doing all the voting with how hard-up they are to get people to try wp7.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio


    • I’m calling shenanigans on this whole thing as well, those numbers shouldn’t have even been close considering how many more people own a galaxy nexus over the entire population of windows phone owners.

      • Noyfb

        use chrome’s incognito browser and vote, close, reopen incognito browser and vote again, and so on, just voted 5 extra times

        • Loki

          Voted 1 vote in each of my phone’s browsers, stock, chrome, and dolphin, and flash video, plus my pc

    • Stephen D

      GNex is winning now. 

    • New_Guy

      Ha! nice jab, indeed =).

    • Kierra

      And that is also lame…

    • ṁy best friend’s sister-in-law makes $82/hour on the computeŕ. She has been fired for 5 months but last month her payĉheck was $8674 just working on the computėr for a few hours. Ĥere’s the site to read more : LazyCash5.Com

    • 1bad69z28

      No way are we going to let a Number 1 seed Galaxy Nexus fall to a window Cinderella team. Galaxy Nexus Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!

      In my Dick Vitale voice 🙂

  • Michael_NM

    Vote early and vote often! 😉


    • Kierra


  • Edfasdaqrqew

    done and done… go get em DL community

  • Sqube

    Sorry, but that whole thing is ridiculous. The Bold 9900 beat the One X.

  • Phoenix

    This is clearly fake… Windows Phone phones win…fakee…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    COME ON ANDROID Users!  Let’s go to war! .  . . The Droid-Life is a part of our Anatomy!…The Life of a Droid!

  • Jmikel222

    The Titan II isn’t even out yet. How can anyone say it’s “better”?!

  • WakeUp

    Who cares?
    The winner will be the most popular not the best.

  • ragnarok180

    Not sure if it counted but I voted like 40-50 times XD

  • Done! C’mon GN!

  • FortitudineVincimus

    Let’s not and say we did

  • jmcdoo

    This just in: I disagree with most of the people who read “Laptop Mag”, apparently.

    • Droidzilla

      You disagree with random bots sent by corporations like MS? No!

      • jmcdoo

        Yes! (Sounds strange, I know.)

  • jjrudey

    This challenge is garbage. Half of the phones aren’t even released and a Blackberry beat the One X.

    • No.  the Iphone 4s got beat by Hawaii 5-0 Ascend?  whatever that is.  Seems legit to me.

      • Huawei Ascend is better than most phones out there… Please stop being stupid.

        • Nick S

          Won’t release until Q3 2012, so how do we know that?

          The specs are pretty impressive: http://www.phonearena.com/phones/Huawei-Ascend-D-quad_id6936

  • I’ll be voting around 500 times, see ya in 3 hours

    • Phoenix

      Make sure you change your IP adress after every vote. 🙂

  • RBI411

    Blackberry Bold beats HTC One X? Yeah sure. Don’t even bother.

    • New_Guy

      Yeah, I didn’t understand that one either…And how did the Galaxy Note get snubbed so early???

  • EricRees

    Release the hounds!

  • Done!

  • Kierra

    This is lame