Google announces Round 1 winners of Android Developer Challenge


Google has announced the fifty winners of the Android Developer Challenge Round 1, each of whom wins a $25,000 award to fund further development, and the chance to be put forward for ten $275,000 awards and ten $100,000 awards in round 2.

Winning applications include a number based on the underlying maps functionality, which isn’t surprising given this is one of the core features of Android upon which developers can build, plus GPS-based social networking services (find your friends, for example), a biometric authentication system, instant messaging services, educational software, and online information resources…

Nokia to put Microsoft's Silverlight on S60, Series 40, and Internet tablets


Nokia has announced that it will be putting Silverlight technology onto a number of its handsets and Internet tablets.

Silverlight is Microsoft’s cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in which can be used for a wide variety of interactive multimedia applications, and competes with the likes of Flash, Shockwave, and Quicktime.

Nokia will put the technology on its S60 Symbian OS platform, on its Series 40 devices, and on its Internet tablets.