Android Developer event yields almost 1800 entries

Google announced that its Android Developer Challenge generated 1,788 entries from over 70 countries, chief among them the U.S., Germany, Japan, China, India, Canada, France and the U.K. The contest--first announced in November--will dole out $10 million in awards for innovative mobile applications created for the Android mobile OS, with suggested application subjects including social networking, media consumption and management, productivity solutions, gaming and location-based services. According to Google, the number of entries spiked in the final hours leading up to the Android Developer Challenge's April 14 deadline, reaching as high as more than 170 submissions per hour. Winners will be announced July 21.

For more on the Android Developer Challenge:
-read this Android Developers Blog entry
- Also check out this video on building Android applications

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