Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Google said it will give $10 million to 50 teams of developers who can build mobile phone applications for its Android Platform.

The Android platform is similar to MS Windows for PCs but free and more open.

Japanese-American Parenting Conflict

Japanese-American Parenting Conflict

Samsung, LG and Pantech of South Korea make up one of the largest pools of mobile software engineers in the industry.

The feeling in Korea – “if it does not bring money to us (Google), we will revoke the license at any time.”

Korea’s Samsung Electronics and LG Electronices are among the 33 firms around the world that have teamed up with the Android project with a goal to “market innovative new products faster and at much lower costs.”

Google promises to give from $25K to $275K to developers whose applications are chosen in May 2008 by a panel of judges.

NTT DoCoMo (Japan), Mobile China, Sprint (the United States) and T-Mobile (Germany) are founding members of the Google Android Alliance.

A plan to deploy the first Google Phones in Europe and North America in the second half of next year is in the works.

Korean companies likely fear the open software programs for mobile phones will cut into their profits – email, games and mobile internet.

What do you think of Google’s program?

 

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