Phandroid » Contests Android Phone News, Rumors, Reviews, Apps, Forums & More! Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:52:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Reminder: Enter to win an Android Smart Watch (or a 3D projector, too) at Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:15:36 +0000 android-watch-giveaway

If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to enter for your chance to win the Android smartwatch of your choosing from You could take home your choice of either a Moto 360, Samsung Gear 2, or LG G Watch R. All you need to do is drop off your email at the entry page and cross your fingers. Share the contest with your friends for even more chances to win.

While your at AndroidArea, might as well also enter for your chance to win a 3D projector, too. This is the Optima HD26, a 3200 lumen, 1080p projector with 3D capabilities. Normally priced at $700, you can enter for a chance to take one home free of charge.

As always, be sure to check out the other great deals and offers over at We’ve got discounts on apps, accessories, gadgets, gear, and even educational materials to help you become a true Android expert.

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Skip the invite, win a OnePlus One from Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:11:15 +0000 OnePlus One DSC06070

You’ve been wanting to get your hands on a OnePlus One, but the phone has a history of being notoriously hard to come by. If you’re still waiting for your opportunity, here is another one for you: enter to win the OnePlus One from

Enter to win a OnePlus One at

The OnePlus One has been hailed as a true game changer, but it’s limited availability has hindered its spread as a household name. It features a 5.5-inch 1080p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processing, and a 13MP camera. The phone normally sells for about $300, but it’s going for much more on eBay and Amazon due to scarcity.

All you need to do, however, is provide an email at to be entered for your chance to win the OnePlus One at no cost to you. Your chances can’t be that much worse than it would be to snag an invite…OK, so that might not be true, but what do you have to lose?

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Win the Android smartwatch of your choosing from! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:37:58 +0000 android-watch-giveaway

You want a smartwatch, but you just can’t justify spending the dough. We get it, but that’s no excuse. Not when you can win the smart wearable of your choosing from With just an email address you can enter to win your choice of either the Motorola Moto 360, LG G Watch R, or the Samsung Gear 2.

Let’s go over this one more time: the winner of this free-to-enter contest from will be able to choose their prize from a list of three that include the popular Android Wear-powered Moto 360 and G Watch R as well as Samsung’s Tizen-powered Gear 2.

So head over, sign up for by way of the contest page within the next four days, and await anxiously the announcement of a winner. In the meantime, do your research so you know what to choose should you win. To get you started, here is our review for the Moto 360 and praise for the G Watch R.

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Win a GoPro Hero4 Black from (plus other great freebies) Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:33:44 +0000 gopro-black-giveaway

Are you a fan of adventure? Does your current camera or smartphone simply not cut it when it comes to your X-treme lifestyle? It’s time to go pro with the latest and greatest from GoPro, the Hero4 Black. And now you have a chance to win GoPro’s most advanced (and expensive) camera yet thanks to

Entering is easy. Simply go to the contest page at, sign up by entering some brief info including an email address, and wait until the winner is announced on Monday, December 15th. If you win, you’ll have your new GoPro in time to capture all of those radical holiday moments.

The GoPro Hero4 Black is capable of recording video in full 4K resolution and snapping photos at 12MP. As with all their cameras, the Hero4 Black is compatible with a variety of GoPro accessories that allow you to strap this little camera to just about anything and take it anywhere, including to underwater depths of 131 feet. Such a camera is priced at $500, but here’s your chance to get it for free.

Speaking of free, is hosting a number of great freebies this week. Here are some of the highlights:

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ThanksGiveaway Thursday: Win a new Android phone, Ouya, or Dropbox storage from Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:00:17 +0000 chooseyourownandroid

Gobble, gobble: it’s time for a giveaway. Make that four giveaways as part of’s ThanksGiveaway Thursday. While you are busy giving thanks, we’ll be busy giving away new Nexus smartphones, OUYA consoles, and Dropbox Pro storage to several lucky winners. Want the details on what you can win and how to enter? Keep reading.

For our first course we have The Mega Dropbox Pro Giveaway. One lucky winner will receive three years of Dropbox Pro service, which includes a gargantuan 1TB of cloud storage. You’ll never run out of space again (and have access to your files from wherever you please).

The second course brings us the chance to take home one of three Ouya consoles as part of the Triple Crown Ouya Giveaway. That’s right, three folks will be taking home their very own Android gaming experience powered by Ouya.

The main course: The Amazing Choose Your Own Android Giveaway. This is your chance to win your choice of one of six top Android smartphones. The list includes the Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Moto X (2nd gen), HTC One M8, LG G3, and Samsung Galaxy Note Edge.

Rounding things out with dessert, Nexus enthusiasts will love the Double Nexus Giveaway. A brand new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 tablet are the prizes for one lucky winner.

So now you are probably wondering how, exactly, you can enter to win any or all of the above prizes. It’s simple. Just follow the links above, click “Enter Now,” provide your registration info if you haven’t already signed up for (or connect via Facebook), and you’re in. To increase your odds by gaining additional entries, you only need to share any or all of these contests to Twitter and spread the word.

Consider this our way of saying thanks to our loyal readers for supporting Phandroid this year. We’ll have an announcement tomorrow with another great offer from just in time for Black Friday.

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Cyanogen Inc. launches Themes Studio with Design Challenge contest Tue, 25 Nov 2014 03:41:52 +0000 Cyanogen Theme Design Challenge

Cyanogen Inc. wants themers to take notice of a new way to design themes for Cyanogen OS (formerly known as CM 11S on the OnePlus One), and they’re willing to give away a few phones to do so. They announced their new Themes Studio beta Monday and opened the Themes Design Challenge to encourage themers to make use of their new tool.

It’s important to understand this is unrelated to the popular Theme Engine featured in the open-source CyanogenMod community builds. “Themes” is the proprietary counterpart featured in the commercial Cyanogen OS that comes preinstalled in the OnePlus One and the Oppo N1. Themes submitted for the contest will only work in the commercial build, though they’ll continue to be a part of the upcoming Lollipop version of Cyanogen OS according to Cyanogen Inc. Product Evangelist Leigh Momii.

A panel of Cyanogen team members will select three winners, each of whom will receive their choice of a phone from between two options to be determined later. The winners will also get a Cyanogen “swag pack” including T-shirts, etc. You can enter as soon as right now but you’ll have to submit your entry by December 14. If you win you’ll know about it on the 18th of the month. You can find more details here and if you have any more questions you can join their Google+ community. You can find out more about Cyanogen OS’ new Themes feature by watching the video below:

[Via Cyanogen Inc.]

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5 days left to enter to win a Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 from AndroidArea! Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:34:20 +0000 Nexus 6 Nexus 9

The two hottest devices in the Android world right now are the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. These are the first two devices to ship with Android Lollipop, and the Nexus 6 is the first Nexus phablet. It’s been a little tough to buy one of these new devices, especially the Nexus 6. So why not just win them? That’s exactly what you can do in the giveaway we are running with AndroidArea!

There are only 5 days left to enter AndroidArea’s “Double Nexus Giveaway.” The winner will win both the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Here’s how to enter:

ONE Step to Win:

Increase Your Odds with More Entries!

  • After entering your email address, share on Twitter for additional entries. The more your friends and followers enter, the more entries you receive!

Giveaway Details:

  • Be sure to register with a valid email address so they can contact you if you win
  • Limit one registration per person – registering more than one email address will result in disqualification from this giveaway

Be sure to visit the giveaway page at AndroidArea to read the full terms & conditions and official rules. Good luck!

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Drop a comment and win a 4-day ticket to AnDevCon 2014! [CONTEST] Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:15:02 +0000 ADC-Androids

Not able to pay for a ticket to AnDevCon 2014? The event — which will be headlined by Reto Meier, Romain Guy and other Googlers — is set to take place between November 18th-21st in San Francisco, and we have a great opportunity to get your hands on a ticket if your pocket book doesn’t quite agree with those price tags. You can leave a comment on this very post (it can be about anything, really) and you’ll be entered to win a free 4-day pass to all of the festivities taking place. Here are a few details:

  • You must leave your comment by November 12th at 11:59PM Eastern — that’s midnight tonight!
  • The winner will be selected at random, and if your comment tells us how you’ll be able to get to San Francisco to attend the event you may have a better chance to win.
  • The 4-day pass includes access to all workshops, sessions, meals, receptions and materials.

The Android Developers’ Conference is a great opportunity for developers to come together and learn about the latest in Android development. From coding workshops and training sessions to networking opportunities with Googlers, manufacturers and fellow developers, there’s a lot to be had from attending AnDevCon.

If you miss out on this opportunity for a free ticket but still have the money to attend, remember that you can use the coupon code ANDROID at the AnDevCon 2014 site to get $200 off any 3-day or 4-day pass. There’s also an affordable $35 ticket that’ll get you access to roam the show floor of the main exhibition hall featuring exhibits from dozens of developers, manufacturers and other industry players. Good luck!

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Pick your prize with the Choose Your Own Android Giveaway Fri, 10 Oct 2014 16:30:48 +0000 chooseyourownandroid

If you’re in the market for a new Android phone, you could simply buy one. Or you could enter for a chance to win the smartphone of your choosing at One lucky winner will get their choice from the following top-tier devices running Google’s mobile OS:

If those devices ring a bell, it might be due to the fact that three of the five made our best Android phones list for the month of October. The other two (the Galaxy Note line) have more than a strong shot at making an appearance in our rankings come November.

Enter the Choose Your Own Android Giveaway now!

So what do you need to do to win? It’s simple. Head over to, click “Enter Now,” input an email address, and you’re done. No fees or other hoops to jump through. Just a ticket to one of the best Android lotteries around. Multiple entries are also permitted and easily earned by sharing the giveaway via Facebook or Twitter. You do want more chances to win, right?

But there is no need for convincing. I’m sure you went over to enter as soon as you heard you could win the free Android smartphone you want. And if you didn’t, why are you still reading this? Get on it now.

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Download the Sqor sports app for Android and win 1 of 4 $250 Google Play gift cards! [Contest] Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:09:14 +0000 droid_brett_feed

A new sports app has found its way into the Google Play Store, folks. It goes by the name of Sqor, and its street creds are through the roof — Brett Favre sits as a board member for the company, and we all know how great of a legend he is (Go Pack Go!). So what is it exactly? Think of it as a sports social network where you’ll be able to keep up and interact with your favorite athletes. Basically, it’s like Twitter for sports.

Upon signing into the app you’re asked to follow five of your favorite athletes. The initial list of athletes you are presented with are folks who are officially partnered with Sqor and post directly to fans within the app. Brett Favre, for instance, put on a pretty nice contest for all his Sqor followers to win two jerseys in celebration of the beginning of the 2014 NFL season.

Following someone like Brett Favre will keep you in the know about all his whereabouts — whether he’s posting a nice video to fans or just random thoughts on a cloudy day, his musings will show up throughout your timeline.

What’s unique about Sqor is the ability to comment on those posts for the athletes and other fans to see. Following an athlete also delivers the latest news and reports (from independent, third-party sources) regarding their current happenings so you’ll always know what they’re up to.

You can follow athletes who aren’t officially partnered with Sqor (there are over 1,500 across many different sports and leagues right now), but you’ll just see the latest news related to them. Following the best quarterback in football (Aaron Rodgers, duh) will pull stories related to him from sources like Associated Press, ESPN and Sporting News, all of which can be commented on and shared.

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Of course, you’re just as free to post your own thoughts whenever you feel the need. I, for one, had quite the outburst regarding what happened in last night’s opening game between the Seattle Seahawks and my poor Green Bay Packers.

Another interesting element of Sqor are the Showdowns, which are basically pick-em games between you and your friends. Choose who you think will win games every week, and you’ll win badges and trophies for doing well. Do well enough to win at least 10 showdowns and you’ll be entered to win a $500 gift card to Unfortunately Showdowns are limited to the website, but we’re told the mobile app will be getting some love shortly. They’ll also be adding support for MLB, NBA and more in due time.

And that’s Sqor — a great social network for sports fans that allows you to interact directly with your favorite athletes. No PR middlemen or official team pages to get in the way. Be sure to give it a download for free in the Google Play Store, and read on to find out how you can win 1 of 4 $250 Google Play gift cards for participating in all the juicy sports discussion.

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Contest Details and Rules

If you’ve come this far you’re probably interested in those Google Play gift cards up for grabs. We’re glad to say it’s quite easy for you to sign up to win. The entry requirements are simple: download the Sqor app to your Android device from Google Play for free, make an account, and post to the social network using the hashtag #sqordroidlaunch.

Your post can be anything, from heckling Brett Favre about all those gray hairs acquired over the past few years to harassing yours truly about the Packers’ lack of a respectable defense. Here are the full rules and regulations for the contest:

  • Up for grabs are 4 (four) Google Play gift cards worth $250 each, and Sqor shirts and/or hats for 5 other lucky contestants
  • To enter, download the Sqor app, make an account, and make a post in the Sqor app that includes the hashtag #sqordroidlaunch.
  • Entries will be accepted until Friday, September 12th at 12:00pm eastern.
  • Upon expiration, four random lucky winners will be chosen to win a $250 Google Play gift card, while 5 others will walk away with a t-shirt or hat from the Sqor store.
  • The contest is open worldwide, so feel free to enter no matter where you are!

That’s it! We’ll be announcing the winners once the contest concludes. Be sure to grab Sqor using the download links below to get started as soon as possible! And one last time for good measure: Go, Pack, Go!

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Motorola extends Moto 360 contest until tomorrow, 20 new smartwatches up for grabs Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:17:01 +0000 Motorola Yo contest

After the unfortunate wording in Motorola’s Moto 360 contest confused participants, Motorola is looking to do fans a solid by extending their contest until tomorrow. Up for grabs is another 20 Motorola Moto 360 smartwatches, all you have to do is add “Motorola” on Yo, then send them a message to enter.

Just like last time, the first 20 people to successfully complete the registration form after receiving a Yo reply from Motorola will take home a lovely Moto 360 smartwatch.

And just so we’re all crystal clear on how the contest works:

  1. Download/install Yo from the Google Play Store
  2. Set up an account
  3. Add “Motorola”
  4. Send Motorola a Yo
  5. Receive Yo from Motorola and click supplied link
  6. Be 1 of the first 20 people to successfully complete registration form and win a Moto 360.

For everyone that sent Motorola a Yo yesterday/today, Motorola says you’re already entered. The contest ends tomorrow at 11AM CT so hop to it. For additional rules, regulations, terms, and conditions, check out Motorola’s official rules page here. Good luck!


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Motorola has 20 Moto 360s to give away, all you have to do is send them a ‘Yo’ for a chance at winning one Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:38:26 +0000 Motorola Yo contest

It’s probably one of the most useless apps to come along in awhile, yet those who download pseudo messaging app “Yo” can be entered to win a Moto 360. Revealed on Twitter, Motorola will be giving away 20 Motorola Moto 360 smartwatches to random people who message them using Yo over the next 24 hours (before August 28th, 2:59 PM CT). If you get a Yo back, then you officially have a shot at picking up a Moto 360 free of charge.

Once a Yo has been received, Motorola will be contacting winners around 4:00PM CT on August 28th via Gmail (yes, a Google account is required to claim the prize). At that point the race is really on, and only the first 20 people to successfully fill out an entry form will eligible to win the Moto 360.

What’s interesting is how Motorola is — once again — giving the Moto 360 an approximate retail value of $250 in the official contest rules, lining up with what we saw recently from a Best Buy leak. You can download the Yo app on Google Play via the link below. Good luck!


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OnePlus manages to put on a respectable contest: share a photo and win 1 of 10,000 invites Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:31:35 +0000 oneplus one summer shots contest

OK, so OnePlus’s last contest didn’t quite work out the way they wanted. Sweep it under the rug, they shall. The broom they’ll use to sweep? Another contest — one with up to 10,000 invites to buy a OnePlus One up for grabs. On top of the fact this is a contest that isn’t limited to just a handful of people, it’s actually easy to enter and doesn’t teeter on lines of sexism and environmental irresponsibility. Here’s how you enter for a chance to win:

  1. Post a photo taken this summer with hashtags #summershots and #oneplus on Instagram (or, alternatively, do any of the other social actions listed here)
  2. Sit back and check out entries from other OnePlus fans

And that’s it. Refreshing, isn’t it? The contest runs from today through August 25th at 6am Eastern, and winners will be chosen at random and contacted August 27th. You can win up to 15 entries. Posting your photo to Instagram nets you the most, while the typical “stalk us on social networks” will get you 1 each. Here’s the full breakdown:

  • Share your summer shots on Instagram – 5 entries
  • Share your summer shots on Twitter – 3 entries
  • Share your summer shots on OnePlus forums – 2 entries
  • Follow on Instagram, Follow on Twitter, Like on Facebook, Follow on Google+ and Subscribe to YouTube channel – 1 entry for each of those actions

That gives you a pretty good chance to win if you haven’t already been able to buy a OnePlus One. Not much to complain or yell about here. Well, one guy did manage to dock points from OnePlus for putting up a massive contest when they could just sell the phones first come first serve, but that dead horse has already been beaten 10 times over. Go ahead and enter at their contest website right here.

[via OnePlus]

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CONTEST: $1000 Google Play Giveaway from, your new store for Android deals Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:53:25 +0000 androidarea-header1

As part of our continued effort to keep our readers abreast of all the best deals on Android apps, accessories, and hardware, Phandroid is happy to announce today the launch of AndroidArea, your one-stop shop for the best sales, freebies, and giveaways. You can access AndroidArea now or at any time by clicking the “Deals” tab located in the Phandroid navigation bar at the top of the page (or simply point your browser to

We not only want to help save you money, we want to give it to you. To kick things off we will be hosting the $1000 Google Play Store Giveaway. Signing up is free and you can increase your chances of taking home the prize by sharing AndroidArea with your friends. Entries will be accepted now through September 30th, when the winners will be selected.


Through AndroidArea, Phandroid’s readers will be privy to exclusive deals and offers on trending Android gear, gadgets, apps, and e-learning resources. These are savings any Android fan will surely not want to miss. We will be highlighting the best from time to time here on the site, including some great things lined up for the next couple of weeks. Some deals you can catch right now?

Be on the lookout for new deal announcements, or simply click the above “Deals” tab at any time to peruse AndroidArea at your leisure.

We don’t want to give too much away, but some of these deals are too good to keep to ourselves. Let’s just say Galaxy S5 users will want to keep their eyes glued right here come Monday for an announcement involving one of Phandroid’s favorite brands.

As always, we welcome your feedback. You can leave a comment below or on any of the deal pages at AndroidArea letting us know what you think, what products you would like to see featured, and the kinds of offers that appeal to you most. At the very least, be sure to head over to AndroidArea, check out the savings on tap, and enter for your chance to win one of those Google Play prizes.

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OnePlus ‘Storm of Invites’ promo will have you jumping through a few hoops for a chance at buying the phone Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:44:31 +0000 OnePlus One storm of invites promotion

If you’re still itching for a chance to pick up the OnePlus One, you — and about 2,500 others — now have your best chance yet. The startup announced an all new promotion via their Google+ page that, according to them, will rain a storm of invites upon lucky fans. Of course like most things OnePlus…. there’s a catch.

OnePlus One 64GB Sandstone Black

Really it’s not much. All you have to do is plug the company across a variety of social networks for a chance at winning one of the 2,500 invites being given out for the 64GB “Sandstone black” model. To make things interesting, 1 lucky participant will win a free OnePlus One 64GB completely free of charge. Here are a few of the “hoops” you’ll need to jump through (each one is worth 1 entry), but it’s up to you to decide if they’re worth it for an invite:

  • Like OnePlus on Facebook
  • Join the OnePlus mailing list
  • Tweet about the “giveaway” on Twitter
  • Follow OnePlus on Instagram
  • Write a message on the OnePlus forums

With already 126,000+ entries, your chances of winning an invite aren’t exactly in your favor. Here’s to hoping they’ll soon open the flood gates and finally give everyone who wants to purchase the Cyanogen phone a chance at owning one before things turn sour.

[OnePlus Storm of Invites promotion]

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