2010年3月6日

Google 拉攏開發商 免費賺到一隻 Nexus One

Google 真是佛心來的,為了拉攏開發商的心,不惜下重本,狂灑 Nexus One 或 Motorola Droid(台灣版本稱為 Milestone),免費大贈送。

首先是 3/3 在台灣舉行的 Android Developer Lab 上,只要參加的人員,當天可以領到一隻台灣未上市的 Nexus One。Android Developer Lab 報名資格是採取審核制,有在 Android Market 上發布過程式審核通過的機率較大,有報名應該都會上,千金難買早知道,早知道就報名參加了,據說當天發了 300 隻手機。

除了台灣外,Android Developer Lab 也會在其他國家舉行,香港是 3/5 舉行,也有香港的開發人員拿到免費手機了(參加Android Developer Lab,人人獲贈 Nexus One一部,Google實在是太邪惡了!)。

以 Google 這六個字來說,如果只是這樣,那就太小家子氣了!

一樣是 3/3 發生的事,這次是寄信通知符合資格的開發商。

針對已在 Market 上發布過程式,程式的下載量在 2/28 超過 5000 次且評價在 3.5 顆星以上的開發者,Google 一樣大手筆的贈送 Nexus One 或 Motorola Droid 一隻。在美國的開發商是兩隻隨機挑一隻贈送,其他國家的開發商則是贈送 Nexus One。

為什麼我會知道,因為我也收到信啦!收到信的那一瞬間整個人快跳了起來,Nexus One 現在去拍賣上看還要兩萬上下,Google 竟然這麼大方直接送。

信件內容如下

Subject: Device Seeding Program for Top Android Market Developers
From: android-market-seeding@google.com
Due to your contribution to the success of Android Market, we would like to present you with a brand new Android device as part of our developer device seeding program. You are receiving this message because you're one of the top developers in Android Market with one or more of your applications having a 3.5 star or higher rating and more than 5,000 unique downloads.
In order to receive this device, you must click through to this site, read the terms and conditions of the offer and fill out the registration form to give us your current mailing address so that we can ship your device.
You will receive either a Verizon Droid by Motorola or a Nexus One. Developers with mailing addresses in the US will receive either a Droid or Nexus one, based on random distribution. Developers from Canada, EU, and the EEA states (Norway, Lichtenstein), Switzerland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore will receive a Nexus One. Developers with mailing addresses in countries not listed above will not receive a phone since these phones are not certified to be used in other countries.
We hope that you will enjoy your new device and continue to build more insanely popular apps for Android!
Thanks,
Eric Chu
Android Mobile Platform


Google, Inc.
1600 Amphitheater Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
NOTE: You have received this mandatory email to notify you about an important update to the status of your Android account.

身為男人一定都曉得「免費的最貴」這個道理,為了怕是詐騙信先上網搜尋一下,很多開發人員都收到一樣的信,會寫程式的應該不會笨到哪去,大家也認為這很有可能是詐騙信,直到看到有網站登出他們直接去跟 Google 確認,這是真的消息才放心,上指定網站填完相關資料後就可以囉。

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填完後過幾天會再收到一封確認信(我是 3/5 也就是今天收到確認信)
主旨:Android Market Device Seeding Program Confirmation

Dear Jack,

We’ve received your information for the Android Market Device Seeding Program and have successfully validated the Google Order Number from your developer account.

Your information will now be sent to our shipping partner for order processing. Just to confirm, the information we received from you was:

===個人資料省略===

If you need to make any changes to your information above, please contact us at android-market-seeding@google.com as soon as possible. Otherwise, you should receive your phone in 2-4 weeks!

On behalf of the Android team,
Thanks, and happy coding!


Google, Inc.
1600 Amphitheater Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043

看來等個二到四周就可以收到新手機啦。

Google 可能是怕之前一些對開發商不友善的消息,諸如 SDK 更新太快、手機規格太多等越演越烈,先向開發商示好,以平息眾怒,反正一隻 Nexus One 的硬體成本才 $175,加上給 HTC 代工賺一點,整隻應該沒多少錢,利用送手機討好開發商,這還真是深得我心。

對照 Apple 最近告 HTC 的動作,兩相比較之下更讓人想站在弱勢的 Google 這方,不過說穿了這都是商業行為,哪天 Android 賣得比 iPhone 好,搞不好 Apple 連 iPad 都拿出來送了。

最後,我想說的是,其實我比較想要 Milestone,因為我有一隻 Nexus One 了,應該很多開發商也跟我一樣弄到 Nexus One,為啥台灣不也兩隻挑一隻送呢。

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