Exciting news here at AndroidPIT! Apparently, Google is planning on handing out free Nexus One or Motorola Droid phones to top-notch Android developers. Guess what that means? Yeah, that’s right; AndroidPIT is among the lucky few! As part of Google’s new Device Seeding Program, Android developers with at least a 3.5 star rating and over 5,000 downloads receive one of the above-mentioned devices absolutely free!
To prove that this isn’t a hoax, here’s a copy of the original Google email we received:
Due to your contribution to the success of Android Market, we would
like to present you with a brand new Android device as part of our
developer device seeding program. You are receiving this message
because you're one of the top developers in Android Market with one or
more of your applications having a 3.5 star or higher rating and more
than 5,000 unique downloads.
In order to receive this device, you must click through to this site,
read the terms and conditions of the offer and fill out the
registration form to give us your current mailing address so that we
can ship your device.
You will receive either a Verizon Droid by Motorola or a Nexus One.
Developers with mailing addresses in the US will receive either a
Droid or Nexus one, based on random distribution. Developers from
Canada, EU, and the EEA states (Norway, Lichtenstein), Switzerland,
Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore will receive a Nexus One. Developers
with mailing addresses in countries not listed above will not receive
a phone since these phones are not certified to be used in other
We hope that you will enjoy your new device and continue to build more
insanely popular apps for Android!
Many people are amazed at this smart move by Google to show some appreciation for the growing Android community. Here’s what a Google representative had to say on the matter:
"A thriving developer community is an important part of creating a better mobile experience for users around the world. We hope that offering devices to developers will make it easier for them to create and test great applications. This is inline with other efforts to support developers, which also includes our Android Developer Labs World Tour and our upcoming participation at the Game Developers Conference."
From all of us developers, a heart-felt thank you to you Mr.Google:)