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Week of Holiday Tegra: Win One of Two Acer A110 Tablets and $25 AMEX Gift Cards From NVIDIA [Day 4] (Update: Winners Picked)

It’s Day 4! This week, we have teamed up with NVIDIA to bring our readers the “Week of Holiday Tegra” event. They have been extremely generous with the holiday gifts, so make sure to check out the Tegra Zone, where you can find the best mobile games available for Android.

Yesterday, we gave away a Transformer Pad Infinity tablet, matching lapdock, and a Logitech controller for an ultimate mobile gaming experience. We even decided to announce our winner on The Droid Life Show, which was a nice change of pace. Today, we have two Acer A110 tablets, coupled with two $25 AMEX gift cards. Ready to get your Tegra on?  

The rest of this week’s schedule:

  • Day 1 – (3) Nexus 7 16GB
  • Day 2 – Transformer Pad TF300 + dock + Logitech controller
  • Day 3 – Transformer Pad Infinity TF700 + dock + Logitech controller
  • Day 4 – (2) Acer A110 + $25 AMEX Gift Card
  • Day 5 – (4) Lenovo A2109 + $25 AMEX Gift Card


Update: We have our two winners! Cheers to David and Eric! Check back tomorrow for your last chance to get in on the Tegra goodness!

Prize:  2 (two) Acer A110 tablets and 2 (two) $25 AMEX Gift Cards.

How to enter:

1.  ”Like” the NVIDIA Tegra Facebook page or follow @NVIDIATegra on Twitter.
2.  ”Like” the Droid Life Facebook page or follow @droid_life on Twitter.
3.  In the comments, tell us a story of how your Android device got you out of a tough situation.


Today, at 4PM PST, we’ll randomly choose a winner from the comments.

Eligible countries:

US (excluding Puerto Rico and its other territories and possessions), Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, Finland, Czech Republic, Australia, China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau), Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India (excluding the State of Tamil Nadu), and Brazil.

  • KRS_Won

    I was driving on 64 at 3A.M. when my car ran out of gas. I used the GPS of my brand new RAZR to walk 4.5 in the rain to get gas. It took 3 gas stations before I found one that took credit cards at the pump after hours. I used the Flashlight app to find an empty Arizona Tea jug in the dumpster to hold gas. As I was climbing out the dumpster, my wet phone slipped out of my hand and busted the screen:-( Then I got to use my GPS to find my way back to my car. Android has saved me more than once. Still haven’t fixed me screen after 6 months though…

  • Jordan Seaich

    I was able to use latitude to help find my brother when he got lost the last time we went on vacation. Took me at least an hour to remember I set it up on his phone. He just wouldn’t answer his phone scared my mom almost to death.

  • Aaron Sadler

    My phone saves me from a screaming toddler in the car.

  • I am a helicopter rescue pilot and had a critical patient on board.  I was taking him to a hospital helipad that was 60 miles away when my navigation system failed (no gps in the aircraft).  I took out my Galaxy Nexus and opened up google maps, punched in the hospital and navigated from the air with my phone.  My phone and google maps basically saved this guys life who was minutes away from dying.  Without that capability there is no telling how lost we could have gotten.  So my phone got the entier crew and the patient out of the stickiest situation.

  • HockeyTech

    During a bad winter storm last year, I was without power and internet for over a day. Having my andriod phone not only gave me piece of mind for safety, but also kept me entertained and connected to the world.

  • Jholland

    My Android phone is helping me get through waiting in this long ass line in Chipotle by allowing me to check out all the new posts on Droid life 🙂 I don’t know what I’d do without it

  • Used my Galaxy Nexus camera to prove to a friend she was cheating on him……Avoided a potenitally bad marriage

  • Billy Dillon

    My honeymoon in Florida…Google maps got us out of several high traffic areas and two highway accidents. Now if we had Apple maps we most likely would have ended up somewhere in the sahara.

  • Jason Brown

    i was visiting ny a few months back. i somehow got off on the wrong subway stop and ended up in the wrong neighborhood. luckily, google maps transit directions got me back on the right track to get where i wanted to go.

  • Charlie

    i was in a deposition, and needed an exhibit off the office server. used my GNex for a wifi hotspot, and used my tablet to vpn into the server and pull up the exhibit. saved some real embarrassment, and potential adverse consequences, with the partners.

  • Mike M

    I got shot during a gang fight. You know West Side Story? That was modeled after our gang. The bullet was going to hit my heart, but my trusty Android phone stopped the bullet. I’m pretty sure the iPhone would have been weak and let the bullet pierce my heart, but Android’s new beefed-up security features in 4.2 were secure enough to stop a bullet from passing through.

    I pour out a 40 every year in honor of my little dead buddy …

  • David Simmons

    I was on a short road trip with a friend but on the way back our phones’ batteries were dead. Thankfully, I had my tablet (no data) and precached google maps of the area to navigate us back.

  • Richard Abramas

    Maps saved me when I got lost in Detroit a few months back

  • An Iphone user tried to say their phone was good……then I brought out my Galaxy Note II…..I won.

  • Keyan X

    My smartphone has gotten me out of rough situation in school, when teacher hand out papers with questions on them for us to answers. Sometimes (you might even say “often”) i wouldn’t know these answer, and that’s where my trust phone and either chrome or Google Now came in to save the day.

    Can you believe the teachers would actually GRADE these papers on correctness? The nerve of them

  • Racer68

    I was driving down the road and came up on an accident that closed the interstate. We were forced to get off at an exit and so I used my “maps” app to find a suitable detour to my destination.

  • Jeff Broders

    Several friends with Iphones were complaining about 3g so I turned on hot spot on my GNex and asked how they liked 4G speeds. One of them asked if it was the new iphone. I told them yes, it’ll be out next year.

  • Lost, tired, almost out of gas…navigate saved me

  • erikiksaz

    For an interview during a job, my phone allowed me look up some extra history if the company that I forgot to look up prior.

  • Ben

    I work in a lot of remote towns on electric substations, and constantly need the internet to look things up, fire off a few e-mails, check contact info, etc. My Android phone keeps me employed and leaves great impressions on the higher ups and customers alike.

  • I can’t find my way out of a paper bag. If I had to rely on iOS maps, I would’ve wound up dead in a ditch. Thankfully, I have a droid with Google Maps.

  • Aaron Sobczak

    I flashed a bad ROM 🙁 Fortunately, it was easy to fix! YAY! 😀

  • Joshua Casey

    I used mine to confirm “that person was in this film” challenges all the time. Many drinks won from that!

  • Justin Galvez

    it got me out of a tough situation with proof that aliens are real by having a picture of them.

  • RoboRobP

    Easy, every time someone says their iPhone is amazing I just pull out my GNex. Crisis averted!

  • pmgdisqus

    My son was getting his hair cut and did not want to stay sitting for that long, so I got out my Samsung S3 and he watched movie trailers until he was done.

  • antinorm

    Just this afternoon, I was Christmas shopping. Was out of ideas, so I pulled out my GNex and looked up where the local bookstores are. Got a map of them, picked one, got turn-by-turn directions to it, and finished shopping there.

  • Byron Galvez

    It gets me out of tough situations everyday with maps tether and strong phone signals

  • mistergrub

    On a roadtrip from md to Florida. My friend insisted to use his apple maps app to lead the way. But we ended up in the country. Long and behold my android came through. He went to check out android phones the nexy day lol

  • My friend wanted to get an iphone and i showed him the galaxy nexus and told him that an unrooted android can do more than a jailbroken ios device

  • MJBigDeal

    Google maps helped me quickly get to a job interview when I was running really late. I got the job!!!

  • Don Walker

    I had my galaxy nexus at work with me on a midnight shift. It and a little plaque Inc help me through a long night !!!

  • PB&Jam

    My android phone once saved me from an extremely boring work meeting.
    I setup a fake caller app to “call” my phone about 2 minutes in, carried on a fake conversation with myself, and regretfully informed my coworkers that I had some urgent business to attend to.

  • Richard

    Whenever I repair my car, I take a series of pictures as I disassemble components. Then use my Kindle Fire to view the pics as I reassemble. Very helpful and the perfect size for use on the workbench.

  • My Razr MAXX bought all of my xmas gifts.

  • Scottyb112

    One time I was running through a patch of woods that I was unfamiliar with, and dropped the keys to my car. In the leaves, thick brush, etc.. Trusty Droid 2 Global came out, threw on the LED flashlight. withing 10 mins I found them. Would of been stuck there all night if not!

  • Maya Yoga

    Well I just got a Nexus 4 to replace my 7 year old Black Berry Pearl 8100. NUFF SAID!

  • Aaron Lee

    I forgot where my final exam was and had to look it up on my smartphone

  • rjt246

    I had an extended power outage at my house once and used my Gnex to order food and keep the family entertained for around 6 hours!

  • My Android device has saved me from being bored during numerous movies and TV shows.

  • It got my wife home after getting lost driving

  • Bart Denson

    I had to pay some bills, so my account was low….and while at this time I had to buy a cylinder head for my car. I was almost up at check out and lone and behold I pull out my EV…… 7 cents in my checking account. I transferred the money just in time and got my part, put it on the next day 🙂

  • Brent Newcomb

    I am an IT system administrator. One day I had a problem with one of my servers and I had to VPN into the network and remote into to the server to resolve the issue but was no where a internet connection. So I turned on Foxfi on my DROID Razr and then was get an internet connection to resolve my server problem. It just need to be rebooted. Thanks FoxFi and Verizon!!!!

  • used my nexus 7 and evernote to do my summer reading and take all my notes i needed to start my essay that was due the next day. procrastination at its finest

  • realfoxm

    I was on my way to a job interview and the night prior I had flashed a ROM that apparently didn’t have GPS working properly. I pulled over to restore a android and arrived on time. It was a crazy adrenaline rush. Long story short, I used Google maps/navigation to save the day.

  • S2556

    used my google maps & gps to get back inbounds snowboarding

  • Navigation with Google Maps when traveling on business gets me where I need to be. Plus the Delta app has saved me time when my flight was late leaving. Got a headstart to thevrestaurant over the herd at the gate.

  • Bryan

    Google Maps Navigation was a lifesaver when I accidentally broke my Garmin GPS on day 2 while travelling on an extended 18 day driving vacation!

  • Datboijon

    As a technician I have used my phone plenty of times to create a hotspot so that my work computer can connect to the Internet and let me work in the field. Android ftw

  • glcraven

    Needed to forward an email from my web mail account to someone working late at another location. With my Android powered phone, I was able to do it with ease.