Android for Google


Android Inc. was acquired by Google on August 17, 2005 for $50 million. The acquisition of Android was the first move for Google in its move toward mobile phone market.

Android was unveiled in 2007 along with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance: a consortium of hardware, software, and telecommunication companies devoted to advancing open standards for mobile devices. The first Android-powered phone was sold in October 2008.