Oct 10 AT 11:06 AM Clark Wimberly 22 Comments

Tablet Fight! Vote for the Sony Tablet S or the Samsung Tab 8.9 for a chance to win


With the recent wave of Android tablets being announced and launched (seriously, there is a new one like every week), we thought it might be fun to start up an old fashion grudge match between two of the newest tablets on the market. For the next few weeks, we’re going to pit the Sony Tablet S and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 against each other in a series of battles to determine the reigning Android tablet champ.

To keep track of things, we’ve set up the cage match over at androidandme.com/fight. Each week, we’ll post a new question about the tablets for you to answer. Along with the question, each tablet will get a hashtag. To vote, users simply tweet using the correct hashtag. We’ll keep track of all the votes and at the end of the week, one tablet will arise victorious. And then one lucky reader will win the tablet he or she voted for.

This week, for example, we want to know if you’d prefer the #PortsGalore on the Sony Tablet S (full size SD, IR port, etc.) or if you’d rather have the #CrazyThin Tab 8.9 (one of the thinnest and lightest tablets released to date). Which would you prefer?

Tweet to vote #PortsGaloreTweet to vote #CrazyThin

You can use the buttons above to tweet a pre-composed message, or you can feel free to tweet au naturale–just make sure you include each week’s hashtags. And since this is a vote, you can only side with one tablet. We’ll be checking the random winner to make sure he wasn’t playing both sides of the fence.

You can find more rules and details on the androidandme.com/fight page, along with the vote tally and a list of recent tweets. We’ve also built a sidebar widget for keeping track of the vote, so keep an eye out for that.

As usual, these prizes were provided by our friends over at @NVIDIATegra. If you’d like to see more contests or want the latest multi-core updates, make sure you’re following them on Twitter. Oh and @androidandme. I think we’re pretty cool, too.

With that said, let the battle begin!

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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  • Zach

    Wait, are we voting for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 or 10.1?

    • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

      Good catch! I thought I double checked everywhere! Except the title apparently…

      • Eric

        Not criticizing, just informational: the url still says 10.1

        • Angie Strickland

          If you change the url after tweeting/posting it can bork some things.

    • http://www.anthonydomanico.com Anthony Domanico


  • protozeloz

    Good luck everyone: :-D

  • ChaosKiller

    Open for everyone or US only?

    • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

      It’s listed on the http://androidandme.com/fight page but I should’ve said it here too: this contest is open to everyone!

      • ChaosKiller

        Ah thanks, didn’t find that part :)


    good luck guys !

  • Xresco

    I prefer 8.9 (but I don’t mind to win Tablet S :P hehehe)

  • DMD9

    Good luck all, nice to see a comp open for international entries :)

  • Futureboy

    OK… a question on the rules.

    As stated:
    Part A) Each week, we will select two specific and unique hashtags that answer a contest question. Users will choose one of the two hashtags and send out a tweet. We’ll be tracking all the entries for #PortsGalore and #CrazyThin with RowFeeder, a service for monitoring social activity in real time. And the end of the stated voting period, the tablet with the most tweets “wins”.

    Part B) At the point, one tweeter from the “winning team” will be chosen at random and will win tablet he/she voted for. Users are only allowed to vote for one tablet. We will verify that the winning account only voted once, for a single tablet.

    Here’s where it’s confusing…
    Part A sounds like you are putting up two sets of features and we vote on which set of features we prefer regardless of manufacturer.

    Part B makes it sound like you can vote for only one tablet throughout the contest (specifically, “users are only allowed to vote for one tablet” and “…will win the tablet he/she voted for.”

    So… what if I vote for PortsGalore (Sony) this week , then next week I prefer the feature of the Tab?
    That is how you designed the contest, correct? So we can vote for the preferred feature set each week regardless of manufacturer, yes? Given that, we have in essence, voted for both tablets (though not voted for both sets during the same week.) So then which one does the winner win?

    Just making sure I’m reading all this correctly.

    • http://clarklab.net Clark Wimberly

      Sorry for the confusion but yes, it sounds like you’ve got it right. Each week, the vote is completely new. You can flip flop from week to week, but during each vote you can only pick one side.

      • Futureboy

        See now… that’s why you guys rock. Always around to help out. Thanks!

    • http://alxrock.deviantart.com Sketchy alx

      Ok, please correct me if I’m wrong, but…

      one tweeter from the “winning team” will be chosen at random and will win tablet he/she voted for”, but any person from the “losing team” won’t get a chance.

      My problem with this is that:
      At this point the Samsung tablet is winning at 78% (which you can see at the top) So, wouldn’t people just vote for the winning team for a chance to win, regardless of which feature they really like?

      If the percentage was hidden, I think it would probably help people vote for which feature they really like and not just go with the winning team to win something.

  • Tran Lang

    Yes, another contest to win a cool gadget. Keep it going, AndroidAndMe!

  • http://youtube.com/user/jawckamoe Marcus

    This is a cool way to run a contest! Good luck to all!

  • Macoi

    thin FTW

  • aj

    Sweet hope I wi

  • rpras

    After using the TouchPad for a while, I’m ready for something lighter. I do think the screen size of the TouchPad was perfect for me, so the 8.9 would feel great.


    i went with samsung.. trust them more for updates. good luck all