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Monday, August 22, 2005

Google Buys Android

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Hot on the heels of announcing a $4 billion capital raising, news has emerged that Google bought the small start-up firm Android back in July. While not much is known about Android, the company is headed by Andy Rubin, a former hardware designer for Apple, and Andy Hertzfeld, also an ex-Apple employee. Both used to work for General Magic, and Andy Rubin was a co-founder of Danger Inc., which developed Sidekick, a mobile phone with personal organizer capabilities. Android is broadly said to be involved in mobile software, too.

Android is the latest in a string of mobile communication oriented activities for Google. Google bought Dodgeball, a mobile social networking service, in May, and launched local mobile search and SMS services in April.

So far, Google is keeping tight-lipped about its latest purchase. The company declined to comment further, only saying “We acquired Android because of the talented engineers and great technology. We’re thrilled to have them here.”









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