Google's I/O Developer Conference, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Android Community will be there, bringing you all the news, but thanks to our friends at Google we've also got three I/O tickets to give away to Android Community members! Last year, Google used the conference to show off their latest Android prototype and discuss their view of cloud connectivity and the future of Android. This year, after successful commercial launches of actual Android handsets, we're expecting even more news and insight. With Apple launching iPhone OS 3.0, Palm's Pre expected next month and Windows Mobile 6.5 chomping at the bit for release, this is Google's opportunity to wow us with the next generation of Android innovation. To stand a chance of winning one of the three Google I/O Developer Conference tickets, we're asking you to tell us about your most memorable experience with the Android platform. We'll pick three, and those people will have access to the conference at the end of the month - if you can even get hold of a ticket they normally cost $400 each. Remember, you'll need to get yourself to San Francisco for the conference, plus have somewhere to stay. Terms and Conditions Competition is open to residents of the US over the age of 18. Family members of Google and R3 Media are not permitted to enter. Competition entries are only accepted in the forum thread for this article; entries left in the comments of any other post will not be recognized. Entries should be submitted before midnight pacific time on Sunday May 24th; one entry per person. The winners will be announced on this site and contacted via email; they will be expected to respond within 48 hours else their prize may be forfeit and another winner selected. Editors decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winner agrees that their name and details of their entry may be used for promotional purposes by, but not limited to, R3 Media. Each of the three prizes consists of a single ticket to the Google I/O Developer Conference, held May 27th to 28th in San Francisco. There is no cash alternative. Winners are responsible for any travel, accommodation or sundry expenses incurred in visiting the conference.
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