- Jan 15, 2005
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|System Name||Jimmy 2004's PC|
|Processor||S754 AMD Athlon64 3200+ @ 2640MHz|
|Cooling||AC Freezer 64 Pro + Zalman VF1000 + 5x120mm Antec TriCool Case Fans|
|Memory||1GB Kingston PC3200 (2x512MB)|
|Video Card(s)||Saphire 256MB X800 GTO @ 450MHz/560MHz (Core/Memory)|
|Storage||500GB Western Digital SATA II + 80GB Maxtor DiamondMax SATA|
|Display(s)||Digimate 17" TFT (1280x1024)|
|Audio Device(s)||Audigy 4 + Creative Inspire T7900 7.1 Speakers|
|Power Supply||Corsair HX520W|
|Software||Windows XP Home|
As promised, Google has today released the software development kit for its new Android mobile phone operating system. The Android SDK is now available to download for free, with Google encouraging the use of third party applications (in contrast to Apple's recently launched iPhone). Google is even giving developers the chance to win a share of $10 million prize money if they create an application deemed to be among the fifty best entries. Google said the following on its Android site:
The prize money is actually divided into initial bundles of $25,000 for the fifty most promising entries between submitted January 2nd and March 3rd next year, which is intended to aid further development, with an extra ten $275,000 awards and ten $100,000 awards being offered for the best of those.
Cool apps that surprise and delight mobile users, built by developers like you, will be a huge part of the Android vision. To support you in your efforts, Google has launched the Android Developer Challenge, which will provide $10 million in awards -- no strings attached -- for great mobile apps built on the Android platform.