Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Yeah, I forgot to post this up last week. I actually heard about Android through an acquaintance from Orange a couple months ago, but I promised not to write about it. Sort of feel like a "real" journalist when people make me promise such things. BusinessWeek has an article on it here and states that it was 22-months old, but I heard it was more like a year old. Here's an overview from FierceWireless:

Google buys mystery wireless startup Android

Google acquired mobile software startup Android. The 22-month-old startup is making software for mobile phones. No one seems to know very much about the company besides the fact that it seems to have been working on some form of location-based application for mobile phones. Some insiders suggest that Google plans to use Android's software to enhance its mobile search application with location and presence, though nothing has been revealed about the deal that confirms this. No financial details about Google's deal for Android were released.

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