An unsubstantiated rumor circulating on Twitter suggests that Google won’t just be giving away a free phone to every Google IO attendee as they have in years past. This year, they’ll give away an Android Tablet on Day 1 and the Nexus S on Day 2. Even if you aren’t attending Google IO, you could win them both: now would be a good time to enter our Google IO Giveaway Contest.
The rumor originates from @phillyearl who claims a Google Employee spilled the beans,but doesn’t provide any concrete evidence to support the claim. It appears Earl is attending Google IO and is followed by T-Mobile, but other than that, not many clues exist. Other sites have begun picking up the rumor and having just arrive in San Fran, I’m sure other IOers would be eager to hear the news.
This would indeed outdo Google’s last two performances, giving away Android Phones at each. If Google keeps going at this pace, outdoing themselves every year, they probably WILL be giving away cars (that drive themselves) by the end of the decade (Oprah Moment).
The Motorola XOOM would be the obvious choice for an Android Tablet giveaway but it could be any of the Android 3.0 tablets. Do you think this rumor will come true?