Google is an American multinational corporation based in Mountain View, California. It was co-founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in 1998, initially focusing on developing a product to search the internet. Since then, its products have expanded to encompass a browser (Google Chrome), mapping (Google Maps), video sharing (Youtube), email (Gmail), file creation and storage (Google Drive), a mobile operating system (Android), and more.
Google, Inc. was founded in 1998.
- Main article: Android History
Google bought Android, Inc, in 2005. Android had been operating secretly, only telling news sources that it was working on software for mobile phones. After Google bought Android, Inc, they continued developing the Android operating system.
Google Nexus Edit
- Main article: Google Nexus
Since January 2010, when the Nexus One launched, Google, partnering with various manufacturers, has designed devices to show off new versions of Android, or other new features. Nexus devices started off as developer devices, but have become mainstream since the introduction of the Galaxy Nexus in 2011.
Phones and Tablets Edit
There are now 6 phones and 4 tablets that have been designed by Google, including the:
- Nexus One (with HTC)
- Nexus S (with Samsung)
- Galaxy Nexus (with Samsung)
- Nexus 7 (First Generation, with Asus)
- Nexus 4 (with LG)
- Nexus 10 (made with Samsung)
- Nexus 5 (again with LG)
- Nexus 7 (Second Generation, again with Asus)
- Nexus 6 (with Motorola)
- Nexus 9 (with HTC)
Other Devices Edit
Google also made a device called the Nexus Q. It was a digital media player that ran on a version of Android (Android 4.0). It has unofficially has been succeeded by the Chromecast and has officially been succeeded by the Nexus Player.
- ↑ "Google Locations." Google.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Company." Google.
- ↑ "Products." Google.
- ↑ "Google Buys Android for Its Mobile Arsenal." Bloomberg Businessweek. 16 August 2005. Web. 21 October 2014.
- ↑ "Nexus One review." Engadget.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "Smartphone Evolution: This is the Nexus series." AndroidPit.
- ↑ LG Nexus 4 specs. Engadget. http://www.engadget.com/products/lg/nexus/4/specs/.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 8.2 Sundar Pichai. "Android: Be together. Not the same." Official Google Blog.
- ↑ "It’s a Sphere! The Inside Story of Nexus Q, Google’s Music Hardware Gamble." Wired.