Have you given or received an Android device for Christmas?

Posted Dec 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm in Threads > Opinions

I’m digging my way through a literal mountain of Christmas and Boxing Day flyers, and I realize that despite a million ads asking me to do so, I’ve never gifted or received anything Android for the season. I’m wondering if you guys have?

Budgetary reasons aside, is it logical to buy a phone for a friend for Christmas, locking them into a two (or up here in Canada, three) year plan? How many people have actually done this?

Tablets and other Android-powered toys are another thing of course. I certainly would be handing out Nexii to my friends if I could afford more than one for myself. :P But are they all that common as gifts? I wonder…


  • Laurel laurel25

    I haven’t given or received any sort of Android device, either. I fact, the only device I’ve ever given anyone was an iPod to my husband a long time ago. I think that, aside from monetary concerns, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration when picking out a tablet or a phone and I have a hard enough time deciding what I want, let alone what will works for someone else.

  • Broseph Stalin

    I’m receiving a Sony SmartWatch to accompany my Galaxy Nexus this year. Would that count as an Android device? It doesn’t run the OS itself, it takes all information and data from its host device.

  • Daniel Hakimi

    Last year, my dad moved our family plan and got us phones around Chanukah time, and called them Chanukah presents (because he could). My sister got the original Evo (she’s 12, it was a fine starter Android device), and I got the Sprint S2.

  • decker

    I think it disingenuous to buy a phone (on contract) for friends or family. You are forcing their hand and locking them in. Ok ok, unless they told you which one and already planned on doing it.

  • http://genesischess.com/ MJM128

    I’m giving my parents the galaxy camera. :) The device looks great, I can’t wait to open it….errr for them to open it I mean. :D

    • zolikaaa666

      I couldn’t buy anything for my parents :(((…I could just say I Love You and everything will be fine :)

  • Randy White

    I will be giving my oldest son a Galaxy S3, his choice of color, Red or Blue, with a 64 gig memory card and a case, I’m more excited I think!

  • Dinae

    I have received not phone, but just application. My friend presented me ArkMC application. It helps to watch video from PC at my phone, and it helps to send video shooted by phone – to my TV.

  • gh0st665

    Gave the wife a 32GB Nexus 7, and she hasn’t put it down since Christmas.

  • thymeless

    Yes, gave my son an older phone to use SIMless as a minitablet. Rooted it to Jellybean and he’s having a blast with it.

  • Scottm

    I gave the wife a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 this year. Yeah, she digs it.. and I kind of want one myself now. I knew that was going to happen.

  • heynomi4u

    Does giving to oneself and receiving by myself count? If yes, then I just gave and received myself a Nexus 4 :D

  • g1user

    I gave the girlfriend a nexus 7! :)

  • LadyDi

    Never given one, never received one. Hope that changes in 2013

  • gp126904

    Got a 32GB Nexus 7, and I cannot put it down. Best Tablet ever! Now I probably need to get the wife one since she keeps on trying to steal it from me!

  • kelltrash14

    I passed down my Galaxy Nexus to my mother after grabbing a Note 2

  • epps720

    I gave my father the Nexus 7 this Christmas and gave myself the Galaxy Nexus for Xmas last year (not sure if that counts!).

    While it’s not for Xmas the best gift was for my birthday this past year. My wife and I have birthdays 4 days apart so I talked her into getting a Transformer Infinity as a “joint” gift. Needless to say I use it most of the time. I did get her something else small since I new this wouldn’t go over too well.