In Pictures: 8 things you might not know about Android

Some lesser-known facts about Google's mobile OS

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It wasn't Google's idea Android actually began life as the brainchild of Andy Rubin, who founded Android Inc. in October 2003 with the aim of creating a new mobile platform. Google bought Android Inc. and hired Rubin and several others in August 2005.

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