Google: Android was our best acquisition ever

Out of all of Google’s acquisitions, the company’s acquisition of the maker of the Android mobile operating system was its “best deal ever,” a company executive said at an industry conference yesterday.

 

Speaking at the Stanford Accel Symposium yesterday, David Lawee, Google vice president of corporate development, reportedly praised the 2005 buy of Android for an undisclosed sum. His comments were first reported by VentureBeat.


t’s hard to argue with Lawee’s contention. Five years after the acquisition, Android is appealing to customers around the world. During the second quarter alone, the mobile operating system was running on 33 percent of all the smartphones sold during the period. During the same quarter, Research In Motion captured 28 percent market share, while Apple tallied 22 percent share. More importantly for Google, most researchers believe that Android will continue to enjoy success.

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