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We have previously covered the success that Apple has had in breaking open the Japanese tech sector and the legacy problems Japan faces with the ‘Galapagos syndrome.’ Now you can prepare for a new wave of changes brought by the coming of Android.
The Google-developed mobile phone operating system has already been around in Japan for a short while in the form of the Sony Xperia but expect to see a lot more of it in the coming months with new models such as the Galaxy S, Sharp ISO3 and HTC Desire HD all due to be released. Along with the models comes heavy-duty support from the major networks, KDDI, Softbank and DoCoMo and with that, will come a huge, bulging need for software developers, engineers and system designers.
Right now the marketplace for Android developers is small, but growing fast. Companies are only just starting to hire in this area and you can take advantage by uploading your resume at our partner site, Ecentral. Tech areas like this have traditionally offered good opportunities to skilled and enterprising foreigners and software OS development is one area Japan remains understaffed.
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Check out Android development jobs in Japan here.
Should you have any doubts about the popularity of Google’s little green ‘bot, then check this out. Cnet is reporting that the ‘Bar Android’ has just opened in Shibuya. Only accessible on Mondays from 7 p.m, to 11:30 p.m, stop by to enjoy gingerbread cookies, phone charging stations and random guys looking to play some Angry Birds.
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