Google gobbles up Android

Permalink | August 18th, 2005

Google gobbles up Android

In what appears to be a strong desire to enter the mobile market, Google buys newcomer Android, Inc. Android, which has kept its recent developments a close guarded secret, was co-founded by Andy Rubin, the former founder of Danger, creators of the Hiptop Sidekick.

Rubin declined to comment on Android or its sale to Google. A spokesperson for the search giant would not elaborate on the deal, only stating: “We acquired Android because of the talented engineers and great technology. We’re thrilled to have them here.”

Combined with Google’s other recent purchase of Dodgeball, it will be interesting to see how this plays out.

[via Business Week]

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