The prize pot comes in at a mouth-watering $800,000, which will be split amongst the various winners. But as well as a juicy jackpot to motivate the developers, the winners will also receive a variety of promotional benefits and the chance to pitch their app to Samsung Venture Investment after the prize ceremony.
Goldgenie, a company that seems to enjoy the midas touch, is offering the Samsung Galaxy S4 draped in a variety of precious metals. You can get the handset in gold, platinum, or rose gold. Would you really want a gold phone?
Google Plus Android app updated with photo enhancements, locations (Latitude), and more
It looks like Samsung has manage to find some form again with this short ad, especially after the disappointing advertisements seen around the launch event for the Galaxy S4. Interested to see it? We have it here!
Google Maps goes underwater, here’s how that’s possible
Teaming up with Catlin Seaview Survey, Google is working on mapping the Great Barrier Reef, and has six locations overall currently in the works. Of course, this promises to be just the beginning. The mapping is currently done by humans, taking shifts diving to capture images. Are you interested in seeing the ocean floor? We are!
First Jolla phone comes with Android app support, is available for pre-order
We usually don’t get behind an iOS kickstarter, but when I spoke to the Pixel Press team, they were really excited for Android. They were starting to see potential in the openness of the platform, and pointed to things like Ouya and the recent update to Play Games as benefits to Android development. Are you planning on backing this kickstarter?