Google buys another mobile startup

Aug 17 2005 - 11:36 AM ET | Data
According to BusinessWeek, Google recently bought Android, a secretive mobile startup. Earlier this year Google snapped up Dodgeball, a mobile focused social networking company. Little is known about Android other than that they make software for mobile phones. One of the company's co-founders started Danger, maker of the popular HipTop (branded as the T-Mobile Sidekick). bq. One source familiar with the company says Android had at one point been working on a software operating system for cell phones. Google has several mobile offerings, including local search and an experimental SMS based search tool.