Google’s VP of corporate development, David Lawee has today heralded the purchase of the Android operating system as Google's 'best deal ever'.
Although Lawee did admit that he harboured doubts about the purchase initially, the subsequent investment in Android was well worth it, which in itself speaks volumes given the many acquisitions the company have made over the years.
Lawee mentioned that he didn't have the same faith in the Android platform as Andy Rubin when Google acquired it back in 2005. He added: "I saw this guy in my building for two years, walking his dog, and I was like, I hope this guy does something".
The Android operating system was purchased for an estimated $50 million, and since Google's acquisition the OS has grown considerably and now stands as a genuine competitor to Apple's iOS.