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Grand News Network | November 6, 2023

Sweet Sixteen: Google's Android Operating System Was Unveiled 16 Years Ago Today

Alphabet Inc.'s (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Google unveiled the Android operating system 16 years ago today, on Nov. 5, 2007. While it looked barebones at the time, Google's decision to embrace open source would make Android one of the most popular operating systems in the world.

What Happened: Google unveiled the Android operating system 16 years ago today, on Nov. 5, 2007. Its open-source nature and free availability for any company that wanted to use it would be the prime reasons for its success, especially when rival Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) charged companies a license fee to use Windows Mobile.

Google acquired Android Inc., a startup that was working on an innovative mobile operating system, in 2005, marking the beginning of Android’s development. It was founded by Andy Rubin, who went on to lead Android at Google for years to ...

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