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Google I/O’s 6,000 attendees all get free Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus Q

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Google I/O’s 6,000 attendees all get free Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 tablet and Nexus Q
Google I/O 2012 is just kicking off, but right from the very first keynote the event has been super intense - Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Google Nexus 7 tablet, the Nexus Q device that connects to the cloud and Project Glass going up for pre-order. What more can you wish for?

How about that each one of the 6,000 developers in attendance get a Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone, a Google Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q? Is that a good enough value for those $900 entrance tickets?

We think it is - the cheering after the whole “value pack” developers got went on and on. You can try not to be jealous in the comments below, but is it really possible?

source: Google

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posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:04 6

1. itiswhatitis (Posts: 422; Member since: 23 Jan 2012)


Why????????????????????????????

I should have get a ticket !!!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:24 2

12. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


Looks like we'll be seeing unofficial Jelly Bean for Galaxy Nexus soon.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:28 1

15. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Can't wait for a custom 4.1 Rom for the SGS3 :D

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:32 5

16. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I am going to Google I/O next year. I will be there, I promise you that.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:36 2

18. Alantef (Posts: 284; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


i will see you there! $900 and you get it right back! awesome why i will NEVER leave android

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:10

22. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4015; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I know what you mean. Imagine what they will be giving out next year. lol

I am so there. $900.00 is nothing. I will meet you there & I will get us a bottle of Johnnie Walker Red. How does that sound.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:05

21. aarongzmn (Posts: 46; Member since: 22 Mar 2010)


I think there are also discounts for students. Yay me!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 17:26

27. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5593; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


the tickets were crazy expensive i remember. i saw them and thought "yeah, i better get a boatload of stuff for this price!"

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:11

29. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6448; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


same thinking of going to NEXT YEAR i/o!

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 15:53 1

36. StringCheese01 (Posts: 63; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


I hope they make you code to get a ticket next year so all these freeloaders will go somewhere else and not ruin it for people who actually want to learn

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:05 5

2. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


beat this Apple!!!!

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:09 21

6. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


Apple WWDC tickets: $1600
Gift: the fact to know that iOs every time is looking more to android.
Google I/O tickets: $900
Gift: a Galaxy Nexus, a Nexus 7, a Nexus Q and the fact to know that Google loves you...

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:22 1

23. Astreo (Posts: 99; Member since: 05 May 2011)


One of these companies doesnt have to bribe their event goers. can you guess which ?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 15:28 6

24. nicholassss (Posts: 348; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Google. Cause they're just nice :)

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:35

34. Santi_Santi (unregistered)


And because they can give you 3 devices wich worth almost the tickets you buy...

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 23:47 3

31. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


Apple paid out over $5 billion to developers of Apps on the iOS system. The message is you can get filthy rich if you work hard, have a great app, and the app works flawless on iOS.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:05 13

3. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Let's see..

WWDC - costs 1600$. People get for free... nothing.

Google I\O costs 900$ - people get for free a Galaxy Nexus (200$ worth), Nexus 7(200$ worth), Nexus Q (250$ worth). That leaves entry down to 250$

1600$ - Apple

250$ - Google

Know the difference. :)

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:09 8

7. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


* Galaxy Nexus $349.00
* Nexus Q $299.00

* $53 - Google

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:14 6

8. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Oh - sorry - well that's 53$ then lol. :)

again

1,600$

53$

1600. 53.

You pay 30x the price for 1/500 the value.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:20 1

10. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


You still have to fork over the $900 beforehand and ordered a ticket within 20 minutes. -_-

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:24 4

11. DigitalBoy05 (Posts: 202; Member since: 04 Jun 2011)


Gnexus 399.99 as listed on google play
Nexus 7 199.99 as mentioned in announcement
Nexus Q 299.99 as mentioned in announcement

total 900$
Google ticket 900$

you make everything back plus you get to walk away from a google conference after having gotten s**tfaced to paul oakenfeld

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:26

13. Synack (Posts: 666; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)


f**k YEAH!! Free s**t + Paul Oakenfold! Trance master.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:27

14. redrooster13 (Posts: 107; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)


Go look at the actual prices on the play store.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:06 4

4. maxkobi (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


that was DEFINITELY worth the ticket! damn wish i could be one of them.. and a Dev model of glass? even at 1500 there bringing the future to us... im in awe

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:06 1

5. Galen20K (Posts: 512; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


daaaaang, that is a lot of Swag!! best year ever for swag really.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:16 2

9. CellularNinja (Posts: 302; Member since: 27 Sep 2011)


Wooohhh!! That's insanely awesome! That's alot of money for the tickets but you get alot of the money back that's for sure.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:34

17. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


you realize that people who go to google io are android fans and developers. half of them probably have a galaxy nexus already
and i bet some might have motorola xoom

so 2 galaxy nexuses might not be that useful

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:54

19. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


A free Galaxy Nexus = profit to be made. Plus, as a developer it's severely convenient to have an extra on end just in case of brick or maybe wanting to have two builds installed.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:38

25. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)


you make a valid point but still its not as useful
you can usually restore it after a brick, hard bricks are pretty rare unless you flashed the unofficial ics update to gsII

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 14:54

20. mobilefuture (Posts: 206; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


My friend so couldve gone there but he doesnt give a crap about phones or anything related, and he lives in california, while im in pakistan :(
God i wish i had been there...
But we dont count as developers, do we? So we wouldnt get the gifts, would we?

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 16:52

26. valapsp (Posts: 474; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


The ticket was $900. C'mon you get 3 devices + a t-shirt. That was fairrrrrrrrr.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 18:13

28. cityeighteen (Posts: 40; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Man, Google really treats their developers well.

posted on 27 Jun 2012, 20:12

30. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6448; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Google i/o IS MUCH CHEAPER THAN APPLE greedy ticket for 1,200 or so

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:27

32. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Why not give us the glasses instead,or a galaxy s3?

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 08:28

33. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


PA,please give away tickets for google IO 2013 next year.

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 15:01

35. robocopvn (Posts: 180; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


I guess 2013 Google Developer I/O tickets will be sold in 5 minutes :((. Paying $900, get 1 phone, 1 tablet, 1 home entertainment device, and the greatest thing is be able to attend the best event when everyone have to stay at home and watch lolz

posted on 28 Jun 2012, 16:43

37. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)


So actually, they weren't free.

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