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

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



1. itiswhatitis

Posts: 423; Member since: Jan 23, 2012

Why???????????????????????????? I should have get a ticket !!!!!

12. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

15. ilia1986 unregistered

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

16. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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

18. Alantef

Posts: 288; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

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

22. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

21. aarongzmn

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 22, 2010

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

27. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

same thinking of going to NEXT YEAR i/o!

36. StringCheese01

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 27, 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

2. Santi_Santi unregistered

beat this Apple!!!!

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...

23. Astreo

Posts: 105; Member since: May 05, 2011

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

24. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Google. Cause they're just nice :)

34. Santi_Santi unregistered

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

31. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 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.

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. :)

7. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

* Galaxy Nexus $349.00 * Nexus Q $299.00 * $53 - Google

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.

10. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

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

11. DigitalBoy05

Posts: 278; Member since: Jun 04, 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

13. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

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

14. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

Go look at the actual prices on the play store.

4. maxkobi

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 17, 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

5. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

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

9. CellularNinja

Posts: 306; Member since: Sep 27, 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.

17. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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

19. shadowcell

Posts: 300; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

25. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 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

20. mobilefuture

Posts: 224; Member since: Nov 12, 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?

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