Oct 26 AT 1:10 PM Clark Wimberly 20 Comments

Android and Me newsletter: stay informed, win stuff

In today’s episode of Things We Should’ve Announced a Year Ago we’re happy to announce that the official Android and Me mailing list is finally open. Interested users can sign up below.

Best of all, signing up for the mailing list comes with all sorts of perks. Subscribed users will regularly have access to the following:

  • Weekly newsletter (it probably won’t be weekly, we are really just promising NOT to email you more than once a week)
  • Previews and early announcements about new site features
  • Event announcements (be the first to know about our meetups or parties)
  • Free stuff (in contests and randomly- starting today!)

We plan on using the newsletter to stay connected with our most hardcore readers. Need beta testers for the new site? Mailing list. Need power-users to contribute ideas? Mailing list. Spare tees left over from an event? Mailing list. If you’d like to more actively participate on this site, this newsletter is for you. Now, about the toys…

Win an Android Mini Collectible Figure

Each day this week we’ll be giving away select Android minifigs away to random newsletter subscribers. To win, all you’ve gotta do is sign up. Each day, we’ll tweet a photo of the toy up for grabs- some will be mystery-packed in box, some will be specific figures (read: we just had to open some).

Today, to get things started, and since we missed Monday, we’ve got two figures on the block- a random, in-box figure and a white/red “albino” variant. Both figures will go to one random subscriber at the end of the day. Winners will be notified via email.

And tomorrow we’ll be back with more- if you don’t win today, you don’t need to enter again tomorrow. We’ll pick from the entire list each time we do a giveaway (and signing up with multiple emails would be lame, aside from the prizes we are eventually going to deliver mail to all your addresses- who wants that?). If there’s a certain figure you’re looking for, leave a comment, maybe we’ve got one and can throw it into the mix.

You can always find the full subscribe form at: http://eepurl.com/w9L3


Today’s prize is a “Worker” Android figure and a Chevy OnStar wooden thumbdrive. I’ve got no idea how big it is, what’s on it (probably a press kit), and I’ve never used it. We get handed a lot of press trinkets and I figured we could pass some along to our readers.

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THURSDAY UPDATE – Yesterday someone asked for an Android bag as a prize and while I don’t specifically have one, this seemed pretty close. We’ve got a CopperBot riding inside a Sprint lunch tote. The lunch tote is insulated and seems to be made from recycled materials.

Next time you bring your lunch from home and your coworkers make fun of you as they head out for a big meal, you can at least take solace in the fact that you won the bag from an awesome blog. And it came with a toy. So forget them, man.

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FRIDAY UPDATE – With the weekend fast approaching it looks like our little green friend is ready to cut loose. Up for grabs today is a traditional green Android figure and an unopened mystery-packed figure. You’ll also get a Nerd Crest pin, because I found it on my desk minutes before taking the photo and thought it was appropriate.

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This is our last round of toys for the week, but keep an eye on the newsletter in the future (possibly over the weekend?) for more chances to win free swag.

Clark is a developer living in Austin, Texas. He runs ClarkLab, a small web firm with his wife, Angie. He's a big fan of usability, standards, and clean design.

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  • http://Website Nick D

    I want an Android guy! Pick me

  • SGB101

    me too :-)

  • http://www.thisiscourtney.com Courtney

    Looking forward to it :)

  • deltaslight

    anyone else having trouble receiving the email?

    • http://Website John


      Make sure you use IE/Firefox otherwise use the link they provided for the full subscribe form.

      Chrome gave me trouble.

      • deltaslight

        Yeah, I guess it was Chrome. It still worked after a bit though, still on Chrome.

        WOOO Android and Me newsletter I’m excited! I hope I win the little Android guy!

  • http://playdroid.blogspot.com Jason

    Me me! I want stuuuuuff… Make sure to include plenty of new-release games in those emails :)

  • http://Website Alex M

    My life will be complete if I win one of these lil guys

  • http://Website Adam

    I would love to find one of the little guys dressed in the business suit. Would make a great addition to my desk.

  • http://Website Keefers

    I would sign up…. but hav.e to much going on to follow tweets.

  • http://Website Bennet

    Just the man I wanted. I need him to shoo away all the iPhone losers at work!

  • http://Website iamallama

    Sweet! Cant wait to see my name in lights! ummm… yeah right. :-)

  • http://yapkoki.blogspot.com Kok Kee

    I really hope if there’s an Android plushie or some Android bag up as a prize.
    These variances of Android mini-figs are awesome by the way.

  • bbj205

    I want a lil Android guy!!!!

  • http://yapkoki.blogspot.com Kok Kee

    Ah… glad that there’s a bag – well a lunch tote – up as a prize.
    Really hope I would win one =D

  • http://mememe! NVC

    adorable little things! I’d put him on the front hood of my car.

  • http://Website Alex M

    since i have very little luck and know i will most likely not win one of these spiffy little guys, could you tell me where i could buy one of these little guys?

  • http://yapkoki.blogspot.com Kok Kee

    Another great prize for this is a universal phone stand.
    I saw one on AppJudgment (YouTube channel) on the 200th episode where the app gStrings for Android is reviewed. The phone was placed on a blue dock and damn that’s nice!

  • http://www.twitter.com/DrJeckyl Dr.Jeckyl

    Big money big money no wammy no wammy STOP!

    Would love to have a Andy figurine for my desk.

  • joe