Google (GOOG) has ended the first round of the ADC (Android Developer Challenge) – with 50 teams of developers taking down $25,000 each.
Ultimately, the challenge will end with ten $275,000 winners and ten $100,000 winners.
For more info on Android – or to download the SDK – check out http://code.google.com/android
To the iPhone users who are saying pshhh what do I care – here’s the deal: Google is a cutting edge company – as is Apple. With the two now competing in the same market we’re bound to see some uber-evolution in the mobile device world.
Here’s the top 50 Google Android Applications:
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Call A Cab
Lready Emergency Manager
Multiple Facets Instant Messenger
The Weather Channel for Android
Yes – these apps look amazing.
I mean c’mon, the one app scans your iris to unlock your phone.
It’s definitely going to be worth finding a method to implement Android on the iPhone hardware – or, simply converting Android apps to iPhone-friendly versions.
However – the iPhone has withstood the ultimate test: usage.
Will Android handle the crowds?