In a surprising move, Microsoft announced that it has acquired the rights to the popular Android operating system from Google.
The move has left many tech analysts scratching their heads, wondering what Microsoft plans to do with the mobile OS that is dominated by Samsung and Google’s own Pixel devices.
A Microsoft spokesperson said, “We believe that Android is a powerful platform and we plan to integrate it seamlessly into our ecosystem of products.”
Rumors are swirling that Microsoft plans to release its own line of Android-powered smartphones, which would be a departure from their previous focus on the Windows mobile platform.
When asked about the potential competition from Microsoft, Google CEO Sundar Pichai simply shrugged and said, “We welcome them to the Android family.”