Motorola Xoom and Samsung Nexus S 

Google is once again showering developers with cool swag at this year's Game Developers Conference. Just as some of last year's attendees found themselves with a free Nexus One or Motorola Droid, this year Google has been dishing out shiny new laptops, phones and tablets in an effort to get more studios on-board with Android game development.

According to reports on Engadget, devs at Google's web developer day yesterday found themselves with a free Chrome OS-powered CR-48 laptop. Today, lucky Android technical session attendees were gifted with a free Nexus S or Motorola Xoom.

While I don't think there's anyone reading this who would turn down a free Xoom or Nexus S, it's important to remember that free gadgets are a pretty small part of the GDC experience for attendees, who pay hundreds of dollars for passes. They're meant to be an added bonus for developers rather than a reason for attending, so you might want to think twice before making any plans for next year. [Engadget]


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GDC attendees given Xooms, CR-48 laptops and Nexus S phones


Wish I was there. I know some people that went there, sucks that I didn't go. I don't think I'm even old enough yet, much less have the money for it.

It would be cool to attend and to get a new piece of kit, all the better. I'm going to CTIA and I doubt the schwag there will even come close. Also the big one, Google IO is sold out and tickets are selling on ebay for stupid money. Its amazing what us Android heads will do for more Android stuff. :-)