Taiwanese Operator Forecasts Strong Asian Demand for Android - PC World "... One way FET will promote Android app creation for its online store is by hosting another contest similar to one held earlier this year, offering cash prizes for the best apps. A group of Asian mobile phone operators, the Conexus Mobile Alliance, promoted Android app contests this year, drawing thousands of entries in apps created in local languages. The effort is similar to Google's Android Developer Challenge, which is aimed at encouraging software developers to make applications for the Android mobile operating system and ran for its second year this year. The Conexus Mobile Alliance, which includes 240 million subscribers from companies such as NTT DoCoMo of Japan, KT Corporation of South Korea, Indosat of Indonesia and FET of Taiwan, launched similar contests in each of their countries this year, with finalists announced in Hong Kong last month. "We will make it a yearly contest," said Chen, "we will start earlier next year and it will be bigger." FET only vetted around 100 Android applications for the contest, he said, because the promotion started too late in the year this year..."