Google entered the mobile phone market in a style that only multibillion-dollar companies can afford: it bought a company. In 2005, Google, Inc. purchased Android, Inc. At the time, Android was relatively unknown, despite having four very successful people as its creators. Founded by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Chris White, and Nick Sears in 2003, Android flew under the radar, developing an operating system for mobile phones. With a quest to develop a smarter mobile phone that was more aware of its owner’s preferences, the team behind the Android operating system toiled away in secrecy. Admitting only that they were developing software for mobile phones, the team remained quiet about the true nature of the Android operating system until the acquisition in 2005.
KeywordsMobile Phone Android Operating System Mobile Device User Core Library Constant Pool
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