Mar 23rd, 2010

Remember when Google promised free phones to developers with popular applications – a Motorola Droid or Nexus One to be exact? They’re finally making good on their promise, and to be honest, it didn’t take long. Brenton Klik, maker of the 2nd most popular flashlight app on Android Market (FlashLight), has just received his brand new Nexus One with a nice letter from Google.

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For those with bad eyes who don’t want to squint:

Dear Developer,

We’re pleased to present you with a complimentary Nexus One – the latest Android-powered phone from Google. The enclosed Nexus One is ready to use right out of the box – it can be setup online either through a carrier network if you already have an activated SIM card, or simply over Wi-Fi network. The attached document provides tips and tricks that will help you get started on Nexus One. Also attached are pointers to resources for using Nexus One and developing applications on the Android platform.

We are very excited about Nexus One, and hope the enclosed unit will help you advance your development efforts on the Android Platform.

Best wishes,
The Android Team

I’m sure it’ll take a long time for Google to get all of the free phones out, but they’re at least beginning the process of chipping away. We’re eagerly awaiting ours so we can hold another contest! Meanwhile, we’ve heard some of the developers from the DC Dev Lab (promised the day before) are still waiting for theirs – we’ll keep our fingers crossed for you!

[Thanks Brent!]