Itâ€™s strange really, but Samsung has been a lot more aggressive about building out their application store than Microsoft. They had theirs available first on the market, have released the full APIâ€™s for their devices to encourage developers to make applications for them, and the terms of their app store are also a lot better than Microsoftâ€™s.
Their latest move is a developer competition with a total of a third of a million dollars in prizes and a top prize of $100 000.
The competition is open to developers world wide, with the deadline for entry being 10th December.
The target for the device is a Samsung Omnia II (i8000), which should ensure we should soon see some great augmented reality applications using the deviceâ€™s accelerometer and digital compass.
Read more at Samsungâ€™s page here.