Happy Holidroid Contest: Monday Trivia


If you’re unsure what this whole “Holidroid Contest” thing is all about, be prepared to get excited. From November 24th through December 25th, Phandroid is giving away a Kindle Fire every single day along with other great prizes like the Galaxy Nexus Galaxy Tabs, JAMBOX, SmarTouch Gloves, Android Phones, Android T-Shirts, Seidio Vouchers and more. Read our announcement post for details.

Yesterday’s Winner

Yesterday Chris was worried so much about his style and fashion choices that he wondered what you Phandroid readers thought about his hair and the v-neck t-shirts he wears. One random winner from whoever commented won and that random winner was Rich Johnson! Congratulations on winning yesterday’s contest! As for today’s, whoever wins will have to do a bit of digging through the treasure trove of Android’s history. Whoever wins will get the following:

Amazon Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire could be this holiday’s hottest product: at only $199 it’s not only one of the most  affordable Android tablets, it’s also one of the best. That’s a killer combination. With a beautiful UI, great battery life, carefully curated apps/games, and an amazing array of media options thanks to Amazon’s Digital Content Ecosystem… the Kindle Fire is a sure win. Good luck winning one in our contest, but at only $199 it’s probably worth buying one just in case!

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Who wouldn’t want the Samsung Galaxy Nexus? It’s the world’s first smartphone to run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and features the specs to match, including a 4.65-inch 720p HD display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and plenty of on-board storage. HUGE props to Nikolay Ananiev, the developer of an app called Tiny Flashlight + LED, who donated the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for giveaway. His app has OVER 10 MILLION downloads and Nikolay contacted us asking for ways he could give back to the community as a way to say “thanks”.

Isotoner SmarTouch Gloves

Every single holiday season these SmarTouch smartphone gloves are consistently one of my favorite gift giving items. They eloquently solve one of the most fundamental problems a tech lover faces: using your device in cold weather. Wearing gloves usually prevents your touchscreen from working: take your phone out, take your glove off, use your phone, hand gets gold, shove phone in pocket, rush to get glove on. NO MORE! Isotoner’s SmarTouch gloves, designed in my colors and sizes for both men and women, has technology that passes the electrons your body gives off, through the gloves, onto the capacitive screen and allowing it to work. VOILA! Seriously. It works. Trust me. Try it… and you’ll love them forever.

Seidio $30 Voucher

With so much smartphone use comes battery drain. Thankfully, Seidio makes some awesome extended batteries that fit many smartphones, allowing you to get longer battery life with the same device. No more toting around a charger everywhere you go: just snag a Seidio and call it a day! Seidio also makes cases, holsters, and other great accessories for your smartphones. Check them all out here.

ZeeMote Bluetooth Game Controller

The Zeemote Bluetooth Game Controller compacts things into one comfortable, ergonomically sound gaming package. You use one hand and the controller has an analog stick with four action buttons on it. It’s a bit reminiscent of a Nintendo Wiimote – makes you wonder where the name was inspired from. There are many games in the Android Market already compatible with the Zeemote, including the popular title R-Type, and you may even be able to use it with some of your emulators. It goes perfectly with many Android devices, from 3.2 inch phones to 10.1 inch tablets. And if you want the ultimate gaming experience, Zeemote + Phone/Tablet + TV + HDMI-out = awesome.

Andy Robot T-Shirt

True Android enthusiasts and tech lovers enjoy expressing their Android attitude and there is no better way to do so then with an Android Robot T-Shirt from the brilliant folks at iSteamAndy. They’ve created a series of artistic, creative Android Robot themed T-shirts with fun, rich imagery. They sell like hotcakes and have limited production runs so get each design while you still can. Some of their top designs (and ones we’re giving away) include: Dark Night AndyiSteam AndyFlying Andy,Exploded AndyAndy Verus, and Unstoppable Andy. Check out

Today’s Contest Rules/Regulations:

What was the first beer that the gang drank when we went to Spain this year?

  • Create an account – this is required to post your entry.
  • Visit the contest thread here at and post your answer – this is recognized as an entry.
  • If your post has been edited for any reason your entry will be disqualified and you must submit a new entry.
  • The first person to correctly answer the above question wins the aforementioned prizes.
  • Read our Full Official Rules for information about eligibility
  • This isn’t required but if you want to be nice… Visit by clicking here before you do your holiday shopping because you love us!

Looking for a great gift? Don’t forget about our Holiday Gift Guide!

Tomorrow’s Contest:

We’ll be giving away a Kindle Fire, Smartouch Gloves, $30 Seidio Voucher, an ASUS eeePad Slider, an Andy T-Shirt and a ZeeMote Bluetooth Controller! You never know when we’ll make our contest post so check back early and often!

Quentyn Kennemer
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  1. Estrella beer

    1. @phandroid:disqus 
      Estrella Damm was the beer you drank after you GOT there (quote from the article: “[B]We’re finally here[/B] and are kicking things off right with some Spanish beers (Estrella Damm).”), but the question was: “What was the first beer that the gang drank when we [B]went[/B] to Spain this year?” So, technically the question is about the beer you drank when you were still going to Spain.

      Therefore my answer is “Not Estrella Damm”….I do not know what the name of the beer was which the gang drank when you were still on your way, I don’t even know if the gang had a beer when going there, but I sure as hell know that whatever happened…you did not drink Estrella Damm when you were still going there.

      I just won! Hand me my Galaxy Nexus now please, thank you very much.

      EDIT: I posted this here, AFTER I posted it in the forums ;)

      EDIT 2: Untill they can prove that they didn;t drink any beer prior to the Estrella Damm, I still win. Because if they did drink any other beer, during the taxi ride to the airport, or in the airplane itself….that still falls under “went”…..and that beer then wouldn’t have been Estrella Damm, so my answer is still valid.

      I want PROOF or a GALAXY NEXUS (+the other goodies, or w/e…I really just want the Galaxy Nexus)

      Don’t go breaking my heart, don’t go breaking the rules.

      EDIT3: Tips to help with these kind of contests to level the playing field for those that don’t use it already:

      -Read the rules carefully, but quickly
      -Disable plugins/processes that might slow down your internet
      -Constantly refresh as you wait for the contest to get posted
      -Have a separate tab ready at google and type in the search box:” ” then don’t press enter…because if the contest is anythign like this one all you need to do is type “spain beer” behind it so you get “ spain beer” and the 1st result will be the article about the beer they had AFTER they arrived in spain.

      p.s. These first come contests are lame….even though I just won this one :D (To be kind, you can even re-distribute the other gifts to other contestants as long as I get my Galaxy Nexus)

      1. too bad you werent supposed to post it here

  2. So you guys are a bunch of drunks huh?  No wonder the contests are always stupid or first come first serve.

    1. someone is a little bitter

      1. Bitter a bunch of self professed drunks are giving away more then $30k in prizes this month?  Of course I’m bitter.

        I’m also a bit sick and tired of all these tech journalists who think drinking on the job is funny.

        1. so youre bitter because they are giving away prizes,or because you cant win any of them?

          and i dont think that just because they talked about drinking once,that makes them “drunks”,get over yourself.

          and besides,i dont think they were joking about drinking,they really were drinking

          idk if you know,but some people actually like to enjoy themselves,if you dont like it,dont come to the website,dont participate,nobody cares

          1. With very few exceptions responsible people don’t drink beer on the job.  Most get fired.  Even more should get fired.

            But for whatever reason tech journalists think they have a right to drink on the job.  I blame Kevin Rose, but Kevin works for himself.

            And it is a joke.  When exactly was the last time you saw a tech journalist drinking soda, and then creating a contest around what type of soda it was?  Never?  Didn’t think so.  How about milk?  Never?  What about wine?  A few times?  Ya…  I call that a joke…  A very unfunny one.

          2. you know what,youre right,im sorry. i just didnt realize it was your job to patrol the internet telling everyone how to live their lives,though im sure if you had been the winner today,you wouldnt be complaining about what kind of drink they were drinking.

            but even if you dont agree with it,these are grown men,i dont think they need you telling them how to live their lives,and like i said,if you dont like it,dont come here

  3. Estrella Damm
    opps, wrong spot lol ohh well. =p

  4. Estrella Damm

  5. Estrella Damm

  6. Estrella Damm

  7. Damn, first on this post but this isn’t the right place.   

  8. Did I miss the video contest winner announcement?

    1. Nope, they still haven’t had said as far as I know.

      1. Erg! I didn’t even submit an entry and I’m dying to know who won! Not cool to leave folks hangin!

        1. my son entered and i am dying to know so i can claim the prize for him if he wins

    2. I am dying to know as well. The suspense is giving me sleepless nights and I swear I am going to get a heart attack soon :P

  9. heineken

  10. Estrella Damm….even though I didnt get it first, whatever

  11. Wow! Those were some really, really fast answers posted by quasi super Phandroid followers! I was searching for the answer, so I was barely in the top twenty. The person that one had to have been already logged into the forum – well done!

    Here’s where I found the answer:

    Answer: Spanish beers (Estrella Damm).

  12. So which video won the Video Contest?

  13. Estrella damm

  14. But I thought the most interesting men in the world preferred Dos Equis

  15. Mahou Clásica

  16. Estrella Galicia

  17. I must have a slow computer. There were zero posts when I first saw the post come up. You guys are fast.

  18. Alhambra Reserva

  19. Man I am trying so hard to win this phone and these first to answers are so hard i don’t know how to be faster lol.  I am just hoping my video for the song and video won keeping my fingers crossed

  20. Phandroid must really love first person shooters 

  21. Estrella Damm

  22. I had a small delay in my answer because everybody was using the search
    function at the same time. a .05 second search took .15 seconds.

    Not only that. But these speed contests are getting annoying. I don’t
    know why i continue competing in them. My heart is going to die from the
    adrenaline pumping in my veins.

    How about some brainstormed ideas for the contest that dont require first to post:

    1. A coloring contest
    2. Design an app contest (need not to program, but design)
    3. phone in a funny place contest
    4. Random draw 5 winners contest. (each person gets one item of the prize package)
    5. Best use for a chosen app contest
    6. Tell your friends contest.

    Who else has some?

    1. I’m afraid they may be doing these “first to answer” ones because no judging is required, which makes things a lot easier and less time consuming on their end. It’s great for the winner, yet bitterly frustrating and time-wasting for everyone else. Still, I applaud them for at least hosting the contest and sharing the android love.

      1. True that. It would be easier on them to have a entry time limit on skill based ones. 2 hours?

    2. Oh i got another one.
      A contest for a contest. :D
      i winz?

    3. I agree about the andrenaline. After submitting my answer, it took a good 15+ seconds for my heart to stop trying to jump out of my chest.

      Good suggestions on contest ideas.

    4. These time-based contests are fairly nonsensical, a waste of my feed space and they don’t even have anything to do with Android. Beer? Come on, only if you were promoting an app like Untappd, I could justify. I could justly unlike, unsubscribe, and unfollow, since I get better news and better-administered contests between all the other Android blogs.

    5. i have one, why not have a contest where you can post something funny like a funny picture a  joke or something in that category. 

      and no i don’t have anything that funny that i keep saying this or suggesting this. i just like a laugh once in a while. i think it will be an awesome contest and maybe even better than today’s

      1. I think they did that twice. Make a funny/witty caption on a picture.

  23. Can phandroid please have a contest that is need-based? I have to study so I don’t jeopardize my $250k education debt and therefore can’t sit here and refresh every second. Thanks 

      1. Hey, can you tell us who won the video contest please?

        1. We have not yet selected a winner.

          1. Quentyn, may the Force be with you.

          2. Can’t wait to hear who won!!!

      2. I interpreted his comment as “hey community, here is something we need…”

      3. first world problems*

  24. Estrella Damm Spanish Catalan Pilsener

  25. Estrella damm

  26. well i couldnt get this one,but i wouldnt mind an eee pad slider,so i guess hopefully better luck tomorrow (and hopefully its not another trivia post)

  27. Estrella de Galicia

  28. Estrella Damm Inedit

  29. Any news on Friday’s contest? Has the winner at least been emailed, just so we can know whether a winner has been chosen?

  30. Estrella Damm

  31. How many of the Galaxy Nexuses have they given away so far? Anyone keeping track?

    1. If I am not mistaken 6. Someone correct me if I am wrong

  32. ARGGH i was 6 people away from winning the nexus! :(
    if only i didnt have to piss i wud have been at my pc when it was posted. 
    damn bladder. :/

    1. On the bright side, you’ll only be 5 people away next time! :D

  33. Budweiser :)

  34. Or maybe Bud Light, even more american, lol

  35. What is wrong with all you guys who talk about the contests like it is the end of the world is near lol.  Heart attacks, adrenalin, blah blah… it like a bunch of kids going after as much candy as possible after the pinata broke…material greed runs deep in American veins.  Haha..

    1. Amen

    2. And you know what. After my little mini rant about first to post contests, i don’t care anymore. I realized that complaining got me nowhere, i was just butt hurt because I didn’t do the motions quicker. But! I will try again and again because I am lame like that.

      And, I think I will continue to like the adrenalin rushes. Even if it makes a drum out of my chest. lol. Yep Adrenalin! Keep the rushes coming!

  36. make these skill bases. not “no life” based 

    1. for your information,good sir,i have no life,and i still cant win

  37. Spanish beers (Estrella Damm)

  38. I would like to thank Phandroid for the opportunity to play in these contests. And I’d like to recommend that before you pick or announce a winner, check previous posts to make sure they didn’t bad mouth or the contest itself. I bet people would shut their mouth if you said one time “so and so would have won but last week he bad mouthed the busta rhyme contest cause he didn’t like our pick so we choose to fortiet this person. And we can do that cause its OUR contest.”

  39. Who won Friday’s Video Music contest? I am wondering if they will announce the winner. I need closure. Lol.

  40. Corona

  41. This has nothing to do with the original post (giving it much in common with every other comment here) – I was reading through some forum posts & saw some claims that posts made via the Phandroid app don’t actually make it to Disqus- just checking that out.

  42. Damn, was waiting for this, then had to leave.  Instant I get in the car, bam, contest goes live!

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