Android In the Works For 2 Years

TWho noticed the article in BusinessWeek online 2 years ago on August 17, 2005, titled: “Google buys Android for Its Mobile Arsenal”? I only noticed it when rumours were starting to hit about the coming out of the Gphone (which turned out not to be a Gphone but “Android”, an open software platform for mobile devices)
On 5 November 2007 Google announced Android as their open software platform for mobile devices. And it is now clear why they bought the company Android more than 2 years before as described in BusinessWeek in those days. How elegant of Google to name their platform after the company they took over, indicating they leveraged its assets well.The BusinessWeek article describes the take-over of Android, a 22 month old and quite unknown startup at that time. The company operated under a cloak of secrecy, stating only that it made software for mobile phones.