Google Gives Details On Galaxy Nexus Challenge – 10 Chances In 10 Days To Win Your Very Own!


Google has just made the full details known for this year’s Galaxy Nexus Challenge. Google will be giving away 1 Galaxy Nexus per day for 10 days (that’s 10 of ’em). The best part? It’s not just limited to the US! We’ve got North America, Europe and even some of Asia covered as well. First challenge starts tomorrow at 9AM PT which means I’m going to have to set my alarm. Here are the details via GoogleNexus’s tweets:

Announcing the Galaxy Nexus Challenge: 10 chances in 10 days for @googlenexus followers to win a tasty Galaxy Nexus w/ Android 4.0

Challenge 1 live Saturday 11/12 9am Pacific Time. Galaxy Nexus Challenge eligibility: must follow @googlenexus and include @googlenexus in body of posts. Limit one entry per person per day. Read full rules carefully

Galaxy Nexus Challenge open to residents of Australia,Canada, France,Germany, Hong Kong,Japan, Netherlands,Singapore, Spain,South Korea, United Kingdom or 50 United States and District of Columbia. Void in certain areas as described in full rules:

Contests are always fun way to get people hyped and I just want to wish all of our readers the best of luck! Make sure you read up on the full list of rules via Google’s as they reveal the exact times and dates of the contest. UPDATE: I’ve gone ahead and included the full rules for you guys below. If you look closely, you’ll notice the date the contest ends is on November 21st and ARV pricing is set at $500. Interesting indeed..

Galaxy Nexus Challenge Official Rules

The Galaxy Nexus Challenge (the “Contest”) is a skill contest where participants must submit via Twitter solutions to puzzles, photo challenges and essay questions (“Solutions”) to win prizes. The Solutions will be evaluated by judges, who will choose the daily winning entries in accordance with these Official Rules. The prize(s) will be awarded to participant(s) whose solution is evaluated as having the highest score in the judging criteria. See below for the complete details.

BINDING AGREEMENT: In order to enter the Contest, you must agree to these Official Rules (“Rules”). Therefore, please read these Rules prior to entry to ensure you understand and agree. You agree that submission of an entry in the Contest constitutes agreement to these Rules. You may not submit an entry to the Contest and are not eligible to receive the prizes described in these Rules unless you agree to these Rules. These Rules form a binding legal agreement between you and Google with respect to the Contest.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to enter the Contest, you must be: (1) a legal resident of and physically located in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, South Korea, the United Kingdom or the 50 United States and the District of Columbia; (2) above the age of majority in the state or jurisdiction where you reside at the time of entry; (3) have access to the Internet as of November 12, 2011; and (4) a registered member of Twitter who is an active follower of the GoogleNexus Twitter feed. To register for Twitter, visit and follow the steps included on the site. Membership to Twitter is free. Contest is void in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and possession identified in requirements above, and where prohibited by law. Employees, interns, contractors, and official office-holders of Google and their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, advertising and promotion agencies, representatives, and agents (“Contest Entities”), and members of the Contest Entities’ and their
immediate families (parents, siblings, children, spouses, and life partners of each, regardless of where they live) and members of the households (whether related or not) of such employees, officers and directors are ineligible to participate in this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to verify eligibility and to adjudicate on any dispute at any time. If you are entering as part of a company or on behalf of your employer, these rules are binding on you, individually, and/or your employer. If you are acting within the scope of your employment, as an employee, contractor, or agent of another party, you warrant that such party has full knowledge of your actions and has consented thereto, including your potential receipt of a prize. You further warrant that your actions do not violate your employer’s or company’s policies and procedures.

SPONSOR: The Contest is sponsored by Google Inc. (“Google” or “Sponsor”), a
Delaware corporation with principal place of business at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain
View, CA, 94043, USA.4.

CONTEST PERIOD: The Contest begins at 12:00:00 A.M. Pacific Time (PT) Zone in the United States on November 12, 2011 and ends at 11:59:59 P.M. PT on November 21, 2011, (“Contest Period”).

HOW TO ENTER: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. To enter the Contest, visit the Google Nexus Twitter page, (“Contest Site”) during the Contest Period and review the essay question or puzzle of the day. To submit to a Solution, you should reply to the Google Nexus puzzle, photo or essay question tweet, and you must include the #googlenexus reference. Where applicable, the Solution must meet the “Solution Requirements,” described below.
Because this contest spans many countries with different time zones, we will post new photo challenges, puzzles, and essay questions the questions at different times to ensure each region receives a question during their normal day hours as follows, unless an announcement on the @googlenexus Twitter account states otherwise 24 hours in advance:

November 12, 2011 – 9:00 AM
November 13, 2011 – 3:00 AM
November 14, 2011 – 3:00 PM
November 15, 2011 – 12:01 AM
November 16, 2011 – 9:00 PM
November 17, 2011 – 12:01 PM
November 18, 2011 – 6:00 AM
November 19, 2011 – 9:00 AM
November 20, 2011 – 6:00 PM
November 21, 2011 – 3:00 PM

LIMIT ONE (1) ENTRY PER PERSON PER DAY. Only your first entry will be considered. Subsequent entries will be disqualified, and at Sponsor’s discretion, entrants who submit multiple, duplicate entries may be disqualified from the Contest entirely. All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on November 21, 2011. Entries for Puzzle Challenges should be submitted as quickly as possible as their timeliness effects their ability to win, see Judging for more details. Entries are void if they are in whole or part illegible, incomplete, damaged, altered, counterfeit, obtained through fraud, or late. All entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the Twitter account submitted at the time of entry, and the potential winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder for that email address. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned to Twitter account by Twitter.

SOLUTION REQUIREMENTS. Daily questions will consist of puzzles, photo challenges
or short essay questions. The Solution must not be longer than 140 characters, including the
@googlenexus reference, and must meet the following criteria:
(a) It must not be derogatory, offensive, threatening, defamatory, disparaging, libelous or
contain any content that is inappropriate, indecent, sexual, profane, indecent, tortuous,
slanderous, discriminatory in any way, or that promotes hatred or harm against any group or
person, or otherwise does not comply with the theme and spirit of the Contest.
(b) It must not contain content, material or any element that is unlawful, or otherwise in
violation of or contrary to all applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations the laws
or regulations in any state where Solution is created.
(c) It must not contain any content, material or element that displays any third party
advertising, slogan, logo, trademark or otherwise indicates a sponsorship or endorsement
by a third party, commercial entity or that is not within the spirit of the Contest, as
determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion.
(d) It must be an original, unpublished work that does not contain, incorporate or otherwise
use any content, material or element that is owned by a third party or entity.
(e) It cannot contain any content, element, or material that violates a third party’s publicity,
privacy or intellectual property rights.
(f) It must be in English.
During the Contest Period, the Sponsor, its agents and/or the Judges (defined below) will be
evaluating each applicable Solution to ensure that it meets the Solution Requirements. The
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any entrant who submits a
Solution that does not meet the Solution Requirements.

JUDGING: Each entry will be judged by a panel of experts who are employees of
Sponsor (“Judges”). Depending on the type of daily question, either a puzzle or a short essay
question, judging process will differ as follows:
Puzzle questions: Solutions submitted for puzzle questions will be evaluated and scored against
the following two criteria:
Accuracy of the answer
Timeliness of the response
The first entrant to submit an accurate puzzle question Solution will be considered the potential
winner. In very unlikely event of a tie, the entrants will be asked to answer an additional puzzle
question to determine the winner.
For short essay questions and photo challenges, solutions will be evaluated and scored against
the following criteria:
Best use of limited characters in Twitter response to compose Solution
Judges will evaluate and attribute a score to each Solution made up of scores based upon the
above-listed criteria. The entry for each question that receives the highest overall scores will be
selected as the potential winner(s). In the event of a tie, the Solution that received the higher
score from the Judges in the category of “Creativity” will be selected as one of the potential
In the event a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the Solution that received the next
highest total score will be chosen as the potential winner.
Depending on the type of question, the potential winner(s) will be selected and notified via
Twitter in the following manner:
Puzzle question – from November 12, 2011 to November 21, 2011, the potential winner
will be contacted within one week from when their Solution is submitted.
Short essay questions and photo challenges – the potential winners will be contacted by
two weeks after the end of the Contest Period, by December 5, 2011.
If a potential winner does not respond to the notification attempt within one day from the first
notification attempt, then such potential winner will be disqualified and an alternate potential
winner will be selected from among all eligible entries received based on the judging criteria
described herein. Except where prohibited by law, each potential winner may be required to sign
and return a Declaration of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release and provide any
additional information that may be required by Sponsor. If required, potential winners must
return all such required documents within five days following attempted notification or such
potential winner will be deemed to have forfeited the prize and another potential winner will be
selected based on the judging criteria described herein. In the event that no Solutions are
received, no prize will be awarded. Determinations of judges are final and binding.

PRIZES: Seven winning entries will receive a Galaxy Nexus phone as described at (ARV of each individual prize: $500.00 USD). Prize may be subject to
terms, restrictions and conditions imposed by Google. The Prize does not include activation or
usage fees required to activate and operate the device. All such fees are the responsibility of
the winner.
Odds of winning any prize depends on the number of eligible entries received during the
Contest Period and the skill of the entrants. The prizes will be awarded within approximately
twelve weeks of receipt by Sponsor of final prize acceptance documents. No transfer,
substitution or cash equivalent for prizes is allowed, except at Sponsor’s sole discretion.
Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize, in whole or in part, of equal or greater monetary
value if a prize cannot be awarded, in whole or in part, as described for any reason. Value is
subject to market conditions, which can fluctuate and any difference between actual market
value and ARV will not be awarded. The prize(s) may be subject to restrictions and/or licenses
and may require additional hardware, software, service, or maintenance to use. The winner
shall bear all responsibility for use of the prize(s) in compliance with any conditions imposed by
such manufacturer(s), and any additional costs associated with its use, service, or maintenance.
Contest Entities have not made and Contest Entities are not responsible in any manner for any
warranties, representations, or guarantees, express or implied, in fact or law, relating to the
prize(s), regarding the use, value or enjoyment of the prize(s), including, without limitation, its
quality, mechanical condition, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, with the
exception of any standard manufacturer’s warranty that may apply to the prize or any
components thereto.

receive a prize, potential winners must submit the tax documentation requested by Google or
otherwise required by applicable law, to Google or the relevant tax authority, all as determined
by applicable law, including, where relevant, the law of the potential winner’s country of
residence. The potential winner is responsible for ensuring that (s)he complies with all the
applicable tax laws and filing requirements. If a potential winner fails to provide such
documentation or comply with such laws, the prize may be forfeited and Google may, in its sole
discretion, select an alternative potential winner.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.
Google reserves the right to disqualify any entrant from the Contest if, in Google’s sole
discretion, it reasonably believes that the entrant has attempted to undermine the legitimate
operation of the Contest by cheating, deception, or other unfair playing practices or annoys,
abuses, threatens or harasses any other entrants, Google, or the Judges.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: As between Google and the entrant, the entrant
retains ownership of all intellectual and industrial property rights (including moral rights) in and
to the Solution. As a condition of entry, entrant grants Google, its subsidiaries, agents and
partner companies, a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license
to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, publish, distribute, publicly perform, create a derivative work
from, and publicly display the Solution (1) for the purposes of allowing Google and the Judges to
evaluate the Solution for purposes of the Contest, and (2) in connection with advertising and
promotion via communication to the public or other groups, including, but not limited to, the right
to make screenshots, animations and Solution clips available for promotional purposes.

PRIVACY: Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name,
mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and
otherwise used for the purposes of conducting and administering the Contest. This data may
also be used by Google to verify an entrant’s identity, postal address and telephone number in
the event a entrant qualifies for any applicable prize as well as to deliver the applicable prize(s).
Entrants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by Google in
connection with the Contest by writing to Google (Attention: Google Galaxy Nexus Challenge)
at the address listed below. Otherwise, all personal information that is collected from the entrant
is subject to Google’s Privacy Policy, located at

PUBLICITY: By accepting a prize, entrant agrees to Sponsor and its agencies use of his
or her name and/or likeness and Solution for advertising and promotional purposes without
additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

WARRANTY AND INDEMNITY: Participants warrant that their Solutions are their own
original work and, as such, they are the sole and exclusive owner and rights holder of the
submitted Solution and that they have the right to submit the Solution in the Contest and grant
all required licenses. Each entrant agrees not to submit any Solution that (1) infringes any third
party proprietary rights, intellectual property rights, industrial property rights, personal or moral
rights or any other rights, including without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret,
privacy, publicity or confidentiality obligations; or (2) otherwise violates the applicable state or
federal law.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, each entrant indemnifies and agrees to keep
indemnified Contest Entities at all times from and against any liability, claims, demands, losses,
damages, costs and expenses resulting from any act, default or omission of the entrant and/or a
breach of any warranty set forth herein. To the maximum extent permitted by law, each entrant
agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Contest Entities from and against any and
all claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs
and expenses (including reasonable attorneys fees) arising out of or accruing from (a) any
Solution or other material uploaded or otherwise provided by the entrant that infringes any
copyright, trademark, trade secret, trade dress, patent or other intellectual property right of any
person or defames any person or violates their rights of publicity or privacy, (b) any
misrepresentation made by the entrant in connection with the Contest; (c) any non-compliance
by the entrant with these Rules; (d) claims brought by persons or entities other than the parties
to these Rules arising from or related to the entrant’s involvement with the Contest; (e)
acceptance, possession, misuse or use of any prize or participation in any Contest-related
activity or participation in this Contest; (f) any malfunction or other problem with the Contest
Site; (g) any error in the collection, processing, or retention of entry information; or (h) any
typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of any prize or winners.

ELIMINATION: Any false information provided within the context of the Contest by any
entrant concerning identity, mailing address, telephone number, email address, ownership of
right or non-compliance with these Rules or the like may result in the immediate elimination of
the entrant from the Contest.

INTERNET: Contest Entities are not responsible for any malfunction of the entire
Contest Web Site or any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, illegible, undeliverable, or
destroyed Solutions due to system errors, failed, incomplete or garbled computer or other
telecommunication transmission malfunctions, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or
unavailable network connections, typographical or system/human errors and failures, technical
malfunction(s) of any telephone network or lines, cable connections, satellite transmissions,
servers or providers, or computer equipment, traffic congestion on the Internet or at the Contest
Site, or any combination thereof, including other telecommunication, cable, digital or satellite
malfunctions which may limit an entrant’s ability to participate.

RIGHT TO CANCEL, MODIFY OR DISQUALIFY: If for any reason the Contest is not
capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering,
unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect
the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, Google
reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest.
Google further reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the submission
process or any other part of the Contest or Contest Site. Any attempt by an entrant to
deliberately damage any web site, including the Contest Site, or undermine the legitimate
operation of the Contest is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be
made, Google reserves the right to seek damages from any such entrant to the fullest extent of
the applicable law.

NOT AN OFFER OR CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT: Under no circumstances shall
the submission of a Solution into the Contest, the awarding of a prize, or anything in these
Rules be construed as an offer or contract of employment with either Google, or the Contest
Entities. You acknowledge that you have submitted your Solution voluntarily and not in
confidence or in trust. You acknowledge that no confidential, fiduciary, agency or other
relationship or implied-in-fact contract now exists between you and Google or the Contest
Entities and that no such relationship is established by your submission of a Solution under
these Rules.

governed by, subject to, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California,
United States of America, excluding all conflict of law rules. If any provision(s) of these Rules
are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force
and effect. To the extent permitted by law, the rights to litigate, seek injunctive relief or make
any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from
or in connection with this Contest are hereby excluded, and all Participants expressly waive any
and all such rights.

ARBITRATION: By entering the Contest, you agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any
dispute, claim, or demand related in any way to the Contest will be decided by binding
arbitration. All disputes between you and Google of whatsoever kind or nature arising out of
these Rules, shall be submitted to Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”) for
binding arbitration under its rules then in effect in the San Jose, California, USA area, before
one arbitrator to be mutually agreed upon by both parties. The parties agree to share equally in
the arbitration costs incurred.

WINNER’S LIST: The winner’s list will be posted online after December 5, 2011 on

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Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I’m desperate to know, if I win, will it work on my at&t network here in the US?  (You’d think they’d make sure it would, but there’s no mention of the device being unlocked for any network.)

  2. Why in the world would Android run this content through Twitter and NOT
    use this contest as a way to drive tech & social network-minded
    folks to their upstart Google+???  It would actually give me a reason to
    utilize my Google+ account daily and not every couple weeks as I do

  3. Major fail this being on twitter. I bet it’s because google+ isn’t ready to keep track of all the entries yet, and it’s better to use twitter than the more direct competitor of facebook.

    1. yea.. I WAS really excited about this. I only use Google+, and sure as hell aint gonna make a Twitter account for this.  They could have used this as an opportunity to promote Google+, too.  

    2. I was thinking it’s because it’s a violation of Google+ policies to run promotion to contests currently. I’m surprised the G+ team didn’t let the Android team off on this one, but maybe they didn’t want to favoritize internal pages.

  4. Apparently Google+ has rules against running contests.  Anyway, what’s the big deal?  It’s just Twitter.  Nothing evil about it.  If you want to win, take a minute to sign up.  So what.

    1. Thanks for the info about Google+ having an anti-contest policy; that explains it, appreciate the info.
      On the surface it didn’t seem logical (it would be like Facebook having a great contest that you could only enter through your Friendster account…).

  5. To all the people saying “Why Twitter?” Simple. The Android Google+ page has been around for what….less than a week? Not many people will see it. Android isn’t just for the hardcore geeks like us that watch it like a hawk. It’s for everyone, and more people will see it on Twitter.

  6. Don’t have a Twitter, so I can’t enter. :(

    1. You realize Twitter is not a pay-service, yes?

    2. Then don’t enter :D

  7. Good gawd. I knew people would find SOMETHING to complain about — but Twitter? Really? 

    Make a FREE account. Takes less than 2 minutes. Ugh.. =/

    1. sshhhhhhhhh!

    2. I want google+ to succeed though. =

      Looks like i’ll be pulling out my twitter contest account again.

      1. Haha! Yeah, still not sure how I feel about Google+ but Google uses Twitter for updating people on a lot of their services. =p

    3. I’m right there with with you; people are too damn lazy to make a twitter account? Cry me an effing river and put on your big boy pants. #firstworldproblems.

  8. I don’t Get it.. on the .PDF file the rules say “solution” has to include #googlenexus in body… On the tweet from GNex it says have to include @googlenexus on the body….

    The issue is theshort essay q’s are based on creativity humor and THE LIMITED USE OF CHARACTERS and it can only bee ONE tweet no more then 140 chars…. Someone help…. Thanks

  9. That’s 1 person out of thousands of people a day. What are the chances?

  10. Did anyone else notice that the rules state that only seven entries will receive a Galaxy Nexus? It’s under the Prizes section.

  11. I like how people always find useless or pointless shit to complain about and this time, it’s Twitter. Go make an account, it takes like a minute or so, the same amount of time you take to type your complaints.

  12. Chris you made a mistake, there aren’t 10 GN to give, there are10 chances but only 7 winners. See “winner” it clearly says that only 7 alaxy Nexus will be awarded, just wanted to clear that.

    1. Woah.. How sneaky of them! :O

  13. The odds are in my favor…. lol. Can’t win if you dont play though.

  14. Yes, could someone come to my house and move my thumbs across my keyboard for me so I can have a Twitter account. Its just too much work for a chance at free $700 phone. They should have used My Space.

  15. Did anyone else notice that if you win, you might not get the phone for up to 12 weeks after being notified?  I think I’d rather just order one online…looks like I’ll be able to do that soon enough…

    1. 1. Win one
      2. Buy one on launch day
      3. Sell won phone on arrival.
      5. Profit

  16. could this be a 10 day count down? I wish.

  17. Does this imply that Galaxy Nexus will be released around when the contest ends?

  18. they created a whole new ToC just for an event….

  19. “Europe covered” while only five countries in Europe are included.

  20. Why not Belgium ? ;_;

  21. YEa.. so it’s looking like the 21st then…. hmm.. or is it the 22nd?

  22. The first clue is up

  23. You know there are more than 5 countries in Europe right?

  24. i would realy like a nexus phone

  25. Cannot wait for the Galaxy Nexus to come out. It’s going to blow the iphone out of the water. 

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