Game developers might hold Google and Android in higher regard after March 9th and 10th. Google announced that it will give away a bunch of Android devices on those dates.
Google’s employed this strategy to build up hype leading up to the giveaway. For example, the 4,000 people who attended Google I/O received HTC Magics free of charge.
Now, “Google and GDC will . . . be providing complimentary Android phones to attendees who register for All Access or Tutorials and Summits passes by the Early Bird deadline of February 4, 2010. Qualified attendees will receive either a Nexus One or a Verizon Droid by Motorola, so they can quickly apply what they learn from the various Android sessions,” as stated on the Android Developers Blog.