Although it's sure to elicit its fair share of heated debate, one could certainly make a case that search giant Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) is the most dominant technology company in the world.
Like plenty of other tech companies, Google began humbly, as a project between two graduate students (and future billionaires) and quickly into the world's most highly trafficked search engines. From there, Google branched into a myriad of other tech products like mail, maps, and music. However, the second crown jewel in Google's business empire is without question its Android mobile operating system, which powers the bulk of the world's smartphones and tablets.
Google's so ubiquitous that it's actually a part of the English language.
What's next to come
However, despite all its successes, Google still appears to have its sights trained firmly on the future.
And in that spirit, Google executive Sundar Pichai took to the stage recently at the South by Southwest festival to announce that Google would soon also introduce a version of its Android mobile OS for wearable devices. And in the video below, Fool tech and telecom analyst Andrew Tonner examines this significant announcement in greater detail.
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