Jan 30 AT 5:54 PM Clark Wimberly 852 Comments (CLOSED)

With Super Bowl XLVI less than a week away, we thought we’d spark up our own little competition: The Android Bowl. This week, leading up to Sunday, we’re asking you to update your And Me Account with your current carrier and manufacturer allegiances. Joining a team is easy, just visit the Edit page and use the carrier and manufacturer dropdowns.

We’ve paired with @NVIDIAtegra to give you three chances to win a Transformer Prime. Along with the quad-core tablet, we’re tossing in the keyboard dock for some serious couch commando-ing.

At the end of the week, we’re going to tally all the user choices and post a breakdown of the current Android ballgame. We’ll name a top carrier and a top manufacturer based on your votes and user scores, and, probably most importantly, we’ll announce three winners who score a free Prime and dock from @NVIDIAtegra.

How to play

To participate in the Android Bowl is very simple. First, if you don’t already have one, you’ll need to register for an And Me Account. It’s free and takes about 15 seconds. Once you’ve logged in, hit the Edit Account page and select a carrier and manufacturer. For now, we’re only allowing one choice for each field. We know the hardcore among us may have multiple carriers or allegiances to lots of manufacturers, but for now we just want your primary choices.

Also, just like in real life, once you choose a carrier, you’ll be locked into that choice for a certain period of time. To keep things level, we’ve done the same for manufacturers. Eventually on the site we hope to use these settings to filter you guys into groups, so we don’t want everyone switching them around all willy nilly. Once you make a choice, you’ll have a grace period of a few minutes to revert, otherwise that choice will be locked in for about a month. Choose wisely!

In the screenshot above you’ll notice a pair of timers, which display how long you need to wait before you’ll be allowed to update your choices. If you play games, these regen timers might look familiar to you. Once it counts all the way down (displayed in proprietary And Me units of time, of course), you’ll again be able to change your choices.

To enter to win today, you’ll need to have at least your carrier set on your And Me Account. Once you’ve set your carrier, come back and leave a comment on this post to be entered to win. If you haven’t set a carrier yet, you won’t be allowed to comment on this post.

Make your predictions

After you’ve set your choices, come back here and leave comment backing your team. Or head on Twitter and mouth off a bit. Half the fun of sports lay in a good rivalry, something Android has no shortage of. If tweeting’s your bag, we’ve included a preloaded Tweetbox below for your convenience.

Of course, come back after the Super Bowl and we’ll have the results of the first annual Android Bowl waiting for you. Break!

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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  • Rhino3081

    Giants all the way!! :)

  • LeePlaya

    pats gonna take it.

  • Alan Reboli

    Sorry, pats are gonna outclass the giants.

  • Hazadriel

    Patriots got it locked

  • Chris Edwards

    Gotta go with the Patriots as I dislike Eli Manning.

  • mrmendleson

    With Sprint’s Unlimited 4G Data coupled with Google’s (Samsung’s) Nexus S 4G we’re sure to beat the pants off the competition, so they’d better put on some clean underwear!

  • mlynch01

    Sorry the New York Football Giants have the Patriots number. Giants all the way!

  • thaghost

    I like the giants.

  • squintyboy


  • jbcooley

    I just watch for the commercials.

  • mikesuds

    I’m going to say Giants. I strongly dislike the Patriots.

  • Stefan75

    My HTC phone connected the the fast T-mobile network will keep me updated to see if the Patriots will best the Giants.

  • lpsi2000

    Big Blue, Let’s go Giants. We are going to have at least 2 sacks in this game. Let’s go Defense

  • WlfHart

    Whoever wins, I just hope it’s a good game.

  • Sainttaz

    Don’t care for either team, but like the Giants more.

  • vid500

    I’m in.

  • iamXiV92a

    Patriots… that’s all

  • technique

    Patriots will win. Final score: 38-34

  • mazzmn

    Hoping for a great game and going with Giants for the win

  • NeoDaNeenjah

    I don’t even know who is playing. I just watch for the commercials and free beer!

  • TaoRenCe

    The Giants are going for a repeat performance against the Pats.

  • nexus15

    Verizon. I also see the giants going for the repeat.

  • wakitarb

    Patriots for the Superbowl, Metro PCS and Samsung for us who cannot afford the very best, but want an Android nonetheless!

  • thefullritz

    Verizon for over 15 years. Let go G-MEN!!!!

  • beneyc

    I am a Giant! …at 5’7”

  • Cezasf

    Patriots will Win the Superbowl! Sprint and Motorola all the way baby!
    Photon 4G

  • zeepzorp

    T-Mobile. Always back the underdog.

  • bellken

    I will pick the Giants, I don’t really like either.

  • Raul Dominguez

    Hope the Giants win just to spite the Pats fans. haha!

  • triangle

    It’ll be hard to top the last Superbowl meeting between the Giants and the Pats, but hopefully, it’ll be a great game. Go Giants!

  • DroidDawg1

    Giants all the way. Manning should tear the Pats “D” apart.

  • Keith Kaplan

    Updated profile w/ carrier and favorite manufacturer. Great idea! Can’t wait to watch the game! Go Giants!!!!

  • fatspirit

    Vote for the Giants! (:

  • Daniel Hakimi

    Uh… Patriots. Why not.

  • droilfade

    Giants FTW!!!!

  • MoSDeeb

    Patriots for the win, if the defense holds…

  • Brandon Thomas

    I’m going to have to go with the Giants. Cant stand the patriots!

    (wish it was my Bears thought)

  • Jonathan Hagberg

    Rooting for the patriots!

  • tobin_o

    Pats for the win! (the Giants annoy the hell out of me)

  • kinderdm

    If I cant root for the Saints then I’ll pick the Giants. Patriots always come off as arrogant and I cant stand that.

  • Ecarttev

    If the Giants win, then my family is happy.
    So… Giants

  • mercado79

    Hoping the stars align, Brady is on fire, Gronk plays lights out (so long as the meds hold), the Law Firm hits the D-line in the mouth, big man Wilfork plays his best game ever, and Pats win another championship. This one’s for Myra! Go Pats!

  • clshores

    Well, I hope that the Giants can pull it off. I would like to prove once and for all that there is more than one manning in the world and just maybe Eli is the better of the two.

  • mjtaylo1

    Team Verizon/Samsung.

  • Rob Garber

    Going with Patriots and T-Mobile / HTC :)

  • boro09


  • pigpen628

    NY All the way!!!!

    and Tmobile.

  • droiddewd

    I think the Giants are gonna repeat. Sorry Brady can’t have more SB rings than Montana.

  • joelmalachy

    As a Sprint Evo user, I have to lay down the truth of a Patriots win… ohyea!!!!

  • martymar3200


  • Stephan Rachuk

    I want the Giants to win, but unfortunately I believe it’s revenge time for the Patriots…

  • Dshe’ Williams

    Pats for the win

  • killabee44

    Giants all the way. It will be a repeat of 07.. Giants are gonna spoil the Pat’s party AGAIN! mUWAHAHAHAHA lol.. All in!

  • DroidPower

    Tmobile and Samsung. Pats all the way!!!

  • http://gplus.to/DrJeckyl James Thorp

    Giants I think. Didn’t follow the other teams after the 49ers lost so…

  • DDP

    Giants FTW!

  • jo_stv

    With Manning, Nicks and Cruz, the G-men got this!

  • the pats will be winning this year not going to be a repeat of last time they met

  • inviolable

    NewYorkGiants BigBlue BlueMachine #NYG Eli.teManning NewYorkFootballGiants #Giants #BeatThePatsiesAgain

  • baudelier

    Going for Verizon and Motorola. With a side of Giants, for the win.

  • drtysouf21


  • http://blog.quietartphotography.com fradster

    Verizon and HTC all the way!

  • profjoe

    Forget the Pats and Giants, *I* want to win!

  • iDroid

    Eli if a goof, but as an Eagles fan I gotta go with the beast from the east. Go Giaaaaa..nope. Can’t say it. Down with the Brady Bunch.

  • incubeast


  • lxgeorge

    Leggo Pats!

  • donrhummy

    Verizon and Samsung…and the Patriots!

  • http://www.focuszonedevelopment.com Homncruse

    Had to select Asus as my preferred manufacturer. I used to love HTC, but with their lack of vanilla devices and forcing Sense onto everything they make, I just can’t.

  • greeny42

    Brady went out and bought the entire team Uggs. They’ll be too busy looking pretty to win.

  • davidmg_13

    Pats unless God decides to help the GIants lol

  • tj-randall

    Go Sprint and Samsung

  • kazahani

    Ooh I like these contests!

  • Karan O

    I Love u Nvidia And And&ME Hope I Win This One At Least!:(

  • AndroidBoy

    Vodafone/Samsung (Nexus S) and I think that the Patriots will winn this time!

  • Thom Cuneo

    Giants for sure

  • Brook Marin

    my profile now meets the requirements! w00t! this should make for some interesting infographics about your “average” visitor… looking forward to seeing some of those stats…

  • Dmtdroid

    HTC T mobile, I just hope the game goes into overtime from being equally fair and good players

  • orangestrat

    I picked Bell, but if its US only, I will happily lie and switch to sprint. New England have it in the bag, but I won’t be watching too closely, we don’t get the ads up here in the great white north, so what’s the point?

  • AceoStar

    Another great contest, I’m in!

  • http://None Javier Bastardo

    I’m down with the Patriots for this one. I picked Other/Samsung :)

  • farhang84

    New York Giants are gonna win the Superbowl!!!!

  • cohiba22


  • gmanaz

    The Patriots of course…

  • thepza

    F Tom Brady

  • FelisLachesis

    I dunno which one to root for. I hate Tom, but I also hate New York City in general. Bah, I’m in it for the commercials this year!

  • Jdavis20

    Giants are taking it again!!!

  • DeadOhioSky39

    I’m actually from the Indy suburbs. It’s crazy how much stuff is going on around here. Come on Giants. You can’t let the Patriots win the Superbowl in the Colts’ stadium.

  • JDMaker1

    I think the Giants will take the win. It’s all down to whether they can in Brady’s face and rattle him. I think they’ll be able to do that.

  • John Q

    Gmen!!!! NY ALL DAY……

  • xray49er

    i have a prime already but would love to get that dock and give the extra prime to my wife

  • itguy426

    Giants all the way. I see how lots said that the Patriots have it locked in for a win or believe it will be easy to win. Need I say that 4 years ago so many thought the same thing and the Giants won that game. I think it is going to be close just like the play off games and that would make for a better Super Bowl.

  • glucoseboy

    Giants. 17 to 10

  • Cwalden21

    Hate to say it but the Giants are probably going to end up taking this one too.. 24-21
    Highly dislike both teams so i’m in it for the commercials as well! Let’s go Samsung! haha

  • dredhead407

    Pats are winning this year 24-21.

  • Garry Todd

    I always root against the “dynasty”

    Go Giants!

  • rond

    Don’t have a dog in this fight, I just want to win a TF!

  • Reynald reygo

    Pat’s will take it!

  • Chaoz

    go asus!

  • Jjp35

    Tom And the Patriots .

  • DerekV

    I’m thinking Patriots are gonna take this one.

  • Josh Scott

    Giants all the way, who is going to hold those recievers?

  • RootMe

    PATS are gonna stick it in the Giants …………………………………………………………………………………………. You just got Samsunged

  • myndmayze

    Lets go Giants!!!!

  • No_Smoking


  • Veridor

    Gotta go for the Giants.

  • Alec Waddelow

    The Pats have got this!

    • http://flavors.me/clschnei clschnei

      Lets make this easy and say Patriots…come’on

  • Mesgalis

    it’s funny, when you just have seen this super bowl craziness in movies. and dont even understand what it is about

  • theDL

    Verizon + Samsung (GNex ftw!)

  • myandroid99

    i guess this is day two?

  • Oh please, Pats 34 – Giants 24. And here’s the kicker, Ochocinco with 2 TDs.

  • Kronofile

    Verizon and HTC FTW!

  • UntakenUsername96

    Giants gon’ win :D

  • Bigwavedave25

    If you don’t have a clear favorite, then you have got to back the underdog. Go Giants.

  • Mich

    Giants baby. The big blue is taking it home!

  • tincan0013

    Going for the giants, but the pats will take it.

  • crawfather

    freaking love the transformer… hope to win…

  • TopDawgs

    Pats are going to take the SB & HTC rules the android bowl.

  • charlesspivak1

    Right now I’m hating on both teams, but if I had to choose I’ll go for the Patriots.

    Hoping for that Transformer…would use it OFTEN!

  • federalreserve

    Transformer Prime >>> Super Bowl… but if I had to pick, it would be the Giants

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002275344855 luis maldonado

    My team (cowboys) didn’t make it but I’m watching the game anyway for the love of the NFL and those awesome commercials!

  • dpak8

    Them Giants will win…. for sureeee

  • ogtheman08

    pats bruhh….bradys the man

  • adshtx

    Patriots are gonna take it!

  • miguel escobar

    I’m hoping for the Giants to win the super bowl, to repeat history!

    • kelltrash14

      Giants will be winning, no real need for further debate.

  • http://www.digitalknk.com DigitalKNK

    Gonna have to say the Pats

  • Ari32

    I gotta go with my Michigan boy Brady. Go Pats!

  • superherorockstar

    Sprint and Samsung. Patriots FTW!!!

  • Shuaduah

    I like the NY’s chances. The Giants have that defense, and Brady doesn’t like to move. NY wins.

  • Sunny Alam

    Patriots will take it and i live in NY with all these giants fans..

  • mattcoz

    I’ve got the Giants winning.

  • korathin

    Patriots, hands down!

  • Jorge Eslava

    I don’t care for either team but thanks for hosting another great give away.

  • rr2009


  • antoine66

    pats and brady

  • nlpuckett2

    Sprint, HTC Evo 4G

  • Henry Gomes

    No brainer…Android over Apple. G-NEX gets MVP!

  • h3rmanmunst3r

    Really don’t like either team but I guess I’d rather the Giants win…only because I despise tom brady

  • ifellasleep


  • goresd3

    Between these 2 I will take Giants

  • jeffb34


  • mdawg924

    go winning team!

  • oliverchinn

    I think the giants are going to take it…but ive been wrong before!

  • Marcofromda510

    T-Mobile HTC My Touch 4G for my phone, as for the superbowl…..I;m a Raiders fan, so I have my reasons for cheering against the pats. with that being said…..Go Big Blue!

  • impulse101

    Pats should win pretty handedly

  • sockeqwe


  • tao.lviv

    I hope the prize will cheer me up.

  • acetylyne

    Rooting for the Giants

  • LordJam

    Giants!!! Giants!!! GIANTS!!!

  • Snowpeas

    Pats, really wish my 49ers were there

  • frpst9

    I don’t have much of a rooting interest this year, but I think the Giants are going to win. They are on a roll and the Pats pass defense doesn’t give me confidence. Cruz or Nicks could be in for a big game.

  • Deter


  • tttullyt

    Giants got this one. They are hot right now!

  • sandwich

    Is this day two?

  • NYbandit2000

    Have to go with Giants! Verizon Gnex

  • firestarter99

    im saying the giants because me friend is a huge giants fan and this will just make his year

  • EvanPetzoldt

    C’mon Giants! Beat old Belicheat for me!

  • dacatalyst41

    Pats will win with a 10 point spread.

  • nephroid

    Patriots by 13. Brady gets hurt in the 1st half, but they still win.

  • Lightning7

    Pats Verizon and Samsung

  • jax5ter

    Giants all the way!

  • eyesparky

    Giants I reckon this time.

  • JWesCampbell

    I know the Pats will win… going for the underdog though… GO GIANTS!

  • c.garcia.jr

    I’d like to see the G-Men win. I just hope it’s close and down to the wire.

  • skokefoe

    I guess I’ll go with Patriots due to my New England-ness and dislike of all New York sports teams.

  • daguilar1975

    I flipped a coin, Go Giants !!!

  • Dlux

    Hmm, Tom Brady is a Michigan product, but I like rooting for the underdog. I’d like to root for a Giants 13-10 lead at the end of the 1st so I can win a football square here at work.

  • bahbah

    Pats all of the way!!!!

  • Alexis Cramatte

    Giants for sure :)

  • hsapiens

    I think the Patriots are going to win

  • http://mi-manzanita.tumblr.com Alexander Castillo

    Go Giants!!!

  • PeteAtkins

    Patriots For The Win!

  • Dylan Friedman

    Definitely pulling for the Giants. I hate the Patriots.

  • Marc’us H.

    I think the one person Tom Brady can’t beat is Eli Manning, I’m backing the Giants this year. Their D is playing better than New England’s and Eli’s WR’s have been pulling big plays when he needs them. Tom is getting too reliant on his TEs, and the DE/LBs of NYG are very fast. I expect Tom to get headaches all game.

  • r1ch

    I was so happy the Packers won last year as a wild card.

    I really don’t mind who wins this year, just want it to be a really good game! :-)

  • WerZer

    My intuition says Patriots wins…

  • slider12

    Sprint / Sammy… Gotta go with Giants.

  • LittleGreenDude

    Patriots all the way!

  • GunFishin

    T-Mobile has provided really great service for me here in Austin, TX. I’ve always received excellent speeds and reliability from them. The only issue I’ve had is not getting a really strong 3G/4G connection in more rural area.

    On the hardware side I have to go with HTC. Been rocking a Nexus One for nearly 2 years (contract renewal will happen in April) and the phone has not failed me once. My wife has been rocking an Evo 4G and hasn’t had a single issue.

  • dwilson6

    Sprint and HTC

  • inerdtia


    • inerdtia

      And Verizon + Samsung

  • brockly99

    My wife is a Pats fan so I have to pull for the Giants. Giants to win it all!

  • carlyle705

    My carrier’s name is not in the list.

    Mobilicity / Google Nexus S / Android 4.0.3 / Rooted


  • raichleb

    You mean the Eagles are out of it? Man, I should have paid more attention.

  • smithmark02

    Don’t like either team but think the Pats will win.

  • http://midweststitch.com ajonrichards

    Giants all day long.

  • aconner22

    Giants are peaking. PEAKING! G-Men.

  • pickledgator

    Eli to the house baby!

  • ewalker41

    Go football Team! And T-mobile!

  • Wyllic

    Go superbowl commercials! And wardrobe malfunctions! And football too I guess

  • xray49er

    niners fan who lives in new york, so i am rooting for the patriots

  • Jack Thakar

    I’ll probably be rooting for the Giants this year

  • Robert Rollings

    Looking at the Pats to win.

  • bd1212

    The pats WILL win! The giants suck in comparison! :)

  • n_gifford

    I don’t even like rugby, but I’d love a Transformer Prime!

  • bparkey

    I’m only in this for the Transformer Prime and the commercials.

  • JDNorthwest

    Pats crushing big blue.

  • redxeth

    Love me a Prime!

  • goonies

    Patriots FTW

  • http://www.mlswanson.com SparkyXI

    Kick the egg through the thing, then run and throw it! Yay, Sportsball!

  • YellowDucati

    Patriots #Winning

  • Abideen Mohamed

    Giants and Verizon Samsung!