Did you know that the creators of Android, the world's best-selling operating system, had difficulties in getting investors to back the project and were facing eviction from their office? In an article in the Business Insider, Android co-creator Andy Rubin said he and his team could not even pay rent in their office since their project failed to attract enough investment, until Rubin's friend and communication technology expert Steven Perlman donated $10,000 to the project and later added an undisclosed amount to keep Rubin's idea afloat. In July 2005, Android's potential as a gamechanger in the operating system industry was noticed by Google, which later acquired the company for a reported $50 million. The partnership became mutually beneficial since both Android and Google increased in net worth since the acquisition. Android has evolved into one of the pioneers in integrating its sweet-named operating system (Android versions are named after snacks like KitKat, Oreo, and Nougat) with not only phones and tablets, but also with televisions and automobiles, while Google dominated the mobile world, with Google Play Store having the largest app library with 3.5 million apps, and having more than 2 billion active users per month as of May 2017.
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