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Practical Mobile Forensics by Heather Mahalik, Rohit Tamma, Satish Bommisetty

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Chapter 7. Understanding Android

Before we take a dive into the ocean of Android let us first spend some time discussing the evolution of Android or what we call The Android Story. Back in 2005, Google started investing money in start-up companies, which it thought would be profitable in the future. Android Inc., founded in 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White, was one such company acquired by Google that later turned out to be the best deal ever. During its first two years, Android Inc. operated under secrecy. It described itself as a company "making software for mobile phones". Rubin later stayed with Google to pioneer Android as an operating system that revolutionized the way mobile handsets operate. With this acquisition ...

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