You may wonder why Google decided to give Android away when they could make so much money charging even a modest amount per phone. I think it's because they knew they were two years behind Apple when they launched Android, and they knew they needed to grow quickly. And free scales rapidly. And it worked, probably better than they ever imagined. http://bit.ly/1dNnOhL
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