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Google dubs Android purchase as ‘best deal ever’

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Google dubs Android purchase as ‘best deal ever’

A top Google executive has heralded the purchase of the Android operating system as its ‘best deal ever’.

Google’s VP of corporate development, David Lawee has admitted that despite harbouring doubts initially, the investment in Android was well worth it, which is saying something considering the search giant has made quite a few acquisitions over the years.

Lawee spoke of how he did not have the same faith in the platform as Andy Rubin when Google acquired it in 2005.

He said: "I saw this guy in my building for two years, walking his dog, and I was like, I hope this guy does something".

Android was purchased for an estimated sum of around $50 million. It has since come leaps and bounds to establish itself as a genuine competitor to Apple’s iOS and is projected to turn over $5 billion in revenue in 2012.

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