Google’s Android Developer Challenge weeds out losers by not playing fair

An email that Google employee David McLaughlin accidentally sent to the public Android discussion group has fanned the fires of developer’s discontent. Yesterday, we posted about the developers working on the highly anticipated new mobile platform were getting impatient with Google’s release of an updated SDK. The accidental email was meant to be for a small group of finalists involved in the Android Developer Challenge.

The email alerts the exclusive developers that “SDK build 84853 is now available on your private download site”, which of course did not bode with the developers on the outside looking in. The platform is supposed to be open source. Phrases like private download site doesn’t sit too well with the community that has been frothing at the bit for an update to the developers kit.