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How Samsung missed out on buying Android

17
Feb
2014

Before being acquired by Google, Andy Rubin’s Android team pitched to Samsung at some point in late 2004, looking for further funding. However, Samsung did not see the potential in Android at the time, preferring to pass on the opportunity to invest in the startup. When the eight people Android team flew to Samsung’s headquarters in South Korea, “instead of enthusiasm and questions, the only response [Rubin got was] dead silence,” from the 20 Samsung executives that attended the meeting, Phone Arena writes, citing as reference the “Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution” book by Fred Vogelstein. “’You and what army are going to go and create this? You have six people. Are you

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