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Android SDK $10 Million Challenge: Sergey is Excited, You Just Can’t See It!
Google has announced their Android SDK for developers along with a ginormous $10 million prize pool. Mr. Om has a good overview of how the prize money works. Scoble is disappointed so far. I might be lame, but if this is "open" then why is every app demonstrated in all of the videos Google products? Engadget has all of the videos in an easy to view format.
Below is the video from Sergey Brin, where he begins by explaining how excited he is about Android. Yet, I don’t see the excitement, not a smile, not any body movements, nothing. If you are excited about something, SHOW IT. The other guy who follows Sergey also seems bored with the whole thing. Scoble calls the $10M a bribe, I wonder more if indie developers will care seeing as tho there was no passion in any of these videos. Naturally corporate and startups will get their developers working on apps for this new OS.
So to sum up Android: It’s a Google OS which is "open" to anyone to create whatever they want with. I can only guess that phones that support Android will ship with lots of fun Google apps pre-built.
Here is Sergey’s intro video to Android: