You Did It! Motorola Gadget Wins Gadget, Smartphone & GPS Of The Year [ENGADGET AWARDS]

shaun-whiteEarlier this month the iPhone 3GS was devouring the Motorola Droid for both Gadget of the Year and Smartphone of the Year in the Engadget Awards. We asked for your help to rally the troops and it looks like it paid off: the Motorola Droid has won the Gadget of the Year, Smartphone of the Year and GPS Device of the Year in the Reader’s Choice Awards. And oh yeah, Engadget Editors selected the Droid as Gadget of the Year and GPS Device of the Year. Even though the iPhone 3GS took the Editors’ “Smartphone of the Year” the iPhone is obviously a gadget too, and since the Droid won the overall gadget award, they probably just wanted to spread the love.

There are a million different “awards” events, shows and contests when it comes to end of the year results, but there is no doubt that Engadget is one of the biggest and most influential tech sites on the planet; what they say matters. And it isn’t just their editors – with outrageous readership numbers, the “Reader’s Choice Awards” are equally important in terms of taking a cross-section of the tech-loving public. Take into account their history of rampant iPhone fanboys/commenters and I think you could say the gadget/smartphone tide is turning.

CONGRATS ANDROID LOVERS! Your platform is no longer STARTING to get the love and respect it deserves – it already has. Now onto bigger and better things like taking over the world. Muahahaha.

By the way, I photoshopped that picture of Shaun White and his fellow medal placing American holding up the Droid just so I could somehow randomly fit in the need to tell you should watch his Half-Pipe performance if you haven’t yet seen it. You can see a bunch of the videos here.

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  • Lee Casey

    There are more mistakes in your fan boy post than bugs in the Android platform. Try reading your post before publishing it. Seriously.

  • Jaysen

    Yet the one mistake your parents made, Lee, seems to have overshadowed them all.

  • Firelight

    Can we haz 2.1 nowz pleaz? Dammit.

  • Covert

    lol seriously lee? gtfo, NOBODY want’s your apple fanboy ass here, the site is ANDROID forums, and phanDROID. i didn’t see apple anywhere, so if you don’t like android, go somwhere else! :)

  • cimarroncito

    @Lee: You’re right, Rob’s post does make him sound like a fanboy…maybe that’s because this is a website for ANDROID PHONE FANS!!!

    Perhaps you should go back to your safe, sterilized, locked down land of Apple where you came from.

  • JDD

    Lee…. You probably have an iPhone, never used Android. My question: Why are you hanging around a Android Phone Fan blog? LOL

  • JAG

    DROID DID IT!!!

    DROOOOOOOOOOID!!!

  • Shay

    @ Lee

    SHUT THE FUCK UP

    Thank you!

  • Rob Jackson

    Holy crap! I’m being supported in the comments for once! LOL. Thanks guys :)

  • Marcus

    Android sucks

  • Jouten

    @Marcus

    But you swallow!

  • G

    lol guys lets try to keep it mature. We are putting the “Boy” in fanboy :p.
    I am glad to see more Android good news. :)

  • http://www.getyourdroidon.com Tyler

    Rob,

    Don’t get used to it.

  • Ratnok

    This post had me ROLLING!!!! Thanks for the laughs guys!

  • http://phandroid moises

    AND HOW THAT HELL THIS UGLY UI LESS PHONE WON ANYTHING???????

  • Abrown

    I’m glad they didn’t pick the iPhone, it’s old news now, time to give it up to the new guy. Woo Hoo!

  • Colts Fan

    Haha, the comments are getting better and better on these blog entries. The 3GS is most definitely old news. Can’t wait to get a SuperSonic… I am hungry for some applesauce right now.

  • matt

    @moises

    After seeing your ugly ass, I see why your parents are pro-choice now.

  • infojock

    That’s right…tell appleboy to take a HIKE! Cuz for everything iPhone doesn’t…damnit…DROID DOES!!! DROOOIDDDD!

  • YankeeDudeL

    Congrats to the Google, Motorola, and Verizon, you made it happen. And thank you to Phandroid.com and MobileRoar for bringing me into the awesomeness that is Android and the Motorola Droid.

  • Ross

    While the editors at Engadget are willing to accept a warmed-over 2 year old product as “Smartphone of the Year”, at least the readers show more sense. There wasn’t anything innovative about the iPhone 3Gs. It was only a (minor) upgrade adding features that should have been in the original (and have been in standard mobiles for years before that–video isn’t cutting edge).

    Good to see Android getting some recognition. This kind of thing leads to more people looking at Android, which translates to more phones, more apps, and a better experience for all of us, even iPhone lovers. After all, Apple can’t just release another rehash and call it new anymore. There’s competition now. Future iPhones have to actually innovate.