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Android Developer Challenge, Round One

Posted by: Olga Kharif on May 13, 2008

The results are in. Google has published a list of 50 applications that a panel of some 100 judges selected out of some 1,800 entries from 75 countries. These applications are deigned to run on top of the new Android operating system for mobile phones, the first of which will debut in the second half of the year.

My personal favorite: Eco2Go, which helps users to reduce their carbon footprint by, for example, finding the quickest route to a destination. In the future, its developers may even allow users to offset their carbon footprint via payments through mobile phones, says Eric Chu, group marketing manager for Android platform at Google.

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