Google has agreed to acquire Android for an undisclosed sum.
The company is said to be making software for mobile phones.
A spokeswoman for the search engine confirmed the deal to vnunet.com, but declined to provide addition details.
"We acquired Android because of its talented engineers and great technology.
We're thrilled to have them here," she said.
Little is know about the company, whose website only lists known office locations in Boston, Palo Alto, California and Boston.
The company is headed up by Andy Rubin, a heavyweight in the mobile devices space, who earlier co-founded Danger. The latter is better know as the maker of the Hiptop, the smart phone that leaked Paris Hilton's personal address book in a widely publicised incident earlier this year.
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