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Samsung refused to acquire or fund Android back in 2004


According to a new book published and available on Amazon, the folks behind Android initially approached Samsung in 2004 for funding and a possible acquisition. The team along with Andy Rubin reportedly met with Samsung officials in South Korea, only to be laughed out of the office given the team’s relative inexperience and lack of enough members. Things are much different today of course and in hindsight, Samsung probably thinks it was a bad idea to write off a small company like Android back then.

Rubin and his team then met with Google’s Larry Page and struck an immediate deal in 2005 which then led to the birth of one of the most dominant mobile platforms in the world today. If Samsung were to take Android seriously back in 2004, it certainly wouldn’t have reached these heights and surely wouldn’t have made Samsung the superpower that it is today. So we can say that everything worked out for the best with Android in very safe hands right now. Samsung is trying its luck with the Tizen platform which is being jointly developed with Intel.

Via: Phone Arena

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