Google announces Android SDK and $10 million contest for Android development

To coincide with today's launch of the Android SDK, Google has announced a $10 million contest to spur interest in development on the Android platform. The newly announced Android Developer Challenge will feature monetary prizes ranging from $25,000 to $275,000, to be doled out to those developers whose applications are picked by a panel of […]

To coincide with today's launch of the Android SDK, Google has announced a $10 million contest to spur interest in development on the Android platform. The newly announced Android Developer Challenge will feature monetary prizes ranging from $25,000 to $275,000, to be doled out to those developers whose applications are picked by a panel of judges. The best apps will become features on Android-based phones that will ship later this year.

"We've built some interesting applications for Android but the best applications are not here yet and that's because they're going to be written by developers," said Sergey Brin, co-founder and president, technology, Google in a statement. "We'd like to reward these developers and recognize them as much as possible."

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