Google Android Challenge winners announced

Google has announced the second set of winners in its Android Challenge. The internet giant is hoping that the contest will help to launch the production of innovative applications for its fledgling mobile platform.

Twenty winners were picked from fifty finalists, 10 of them will be given $275,000 while the other 10 successful ideas will be given $100,000 each. Amongst the applications that were chosen by Google are cab4me, which lets you call a taxi from wherever you want in the world and Compare Everywhere which lets you check if the sale price of an item is really a good deal or not.

Google Android is a mobile operating system based on Linux, developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. It looks set to increase innovation in the mobile phone sector with the Android Challenge designed to push the boundaries of mobile technology.

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