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Google Hiring Android Developers, for Android Market

February 1, 2011 - Written By George Chandy

Google is hiring  Android and mobile application developers for various positions. These positions include product managers, software engineers and user interface designers involved in development of mobile applications.

The company is searching for individuals or teams who already have new ideas or mobile application under development. These are going to be developed alongside the company to add new applications to the Android Market.  The newly hired employees would be working in Google offices around the world. Current employees are being assigned with other tasks to boost their initiative of development of mobile applications.

With these changes, the company intends to push forward with its Android development and promoting the Android Market. At present, Google is involved in developing around 20 Android applications. Most of these applications are extensions of their online applications such as Google Maps and Google Earth. Other applications such as Google Goggles and Google Sky Map were developed as a part of Google Labs, which is a giant search engine program for developers to encourage them to develop applications rendered by the company. The ratio can be seen with the Android Market offering  100,000 applications  to Apple’s App Store which offers 350,000 which is a huge difference.

Although famous applications such as Angry Birds and Evernote are offered on both platforms, Apple tends to boost its platform with numbers/figures. Their latest self-promotion involved an announcement of its ten billionth download on its App Store. The promotion includes the winner getting  a $10,000 iTunes gift card, which attracts some attention towards Apple’s achievement. The best part was that the winner hung up (accidentally, but still counts) on Apple.

Source: Intomobile