Sony Ericsson Sponsoring Android Development Contest

Sony Ericsson appears to be very serious about their plans with Android.  Rather than just releasing a handset or two with the platform, they’re taking their cause straight to developers.  We’ve learned of a contest organized by Nikkei BP ITpro (translated) which is sponsored by Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications and Android Japan Association.  Called the Android Application Award (A3) 2010 Spring, the event is already underway.  December 1st was the kickoff date with submissions are being accepted through April 16, 2010.  Results are slated to be announced in May, although dates are noted as ‘subject to change’.

Much like the Android Developers Challenges, the entries are broken down into various genres.  The top winner for each category is set to receive 1,00,000 yen (approximately $10,983 US).  Apps must be written to work with Android 1.6 (Donut) and for screen sizes 480 × 854 pixels.


  • Photos Videos
  • Music
  • Games / Entertainment
  • SNS
  • Navigation
  • News
  • Utilities
  • Business / Life hacks
  • Education / Liberal Arts
  • Health
  • Lifestyle
  • Other

For more information, head to the Android Application Award (A3) 2010 Spring page (translated).

Thanks Dadical!

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  1. TareX
    December 22, 08:12 Reply

    Nothing's worrying me here more than the fact they want apps written for Donut and not Eclair.

  2. Nikkei BP ITpro
    December 22, 08:19 Reply

    Thank you for Introducing our Award!

    I found a slight typo.

    s/1,00,000 yen/1,000,000 yen/

    $10,983 US is correct.

    Thank you so much!!

    Thank you!!

    • Amir Karimuddin
      December 22, 15:14 Reply

      Hi, regarding this contest as there's people from Nikkei BP ITPro, is it eligible for non-Japanese to join the contest? If yes, is it possible to have a native English site because it's still difficult reading the terms using translation tools. Thanks :)

  3. android developer
    January 06, 00:26 Reply

    Awesome! Can't wait to see the apps that come out of this contest! Should be very interesting!

  4. farhad
    July 07, 07:47 Reply

    woow this is cool.. nice move..

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