Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who had met at university in 1995, incorporated the firm on September 4, 1998.Originally called BackRub, it was eventually named Google. Since then, it has become synonymous with internet searching. And one can use Gmail in more than 50 languages.

Befitting the occasion, Google has named the next version of the company's mobile operating system (OS) as Android KitKat after Nestlé's popular chocolate and wafer confectionery. According to Google, Android software powers more than a billion smartphones or tablets worldwide.Smartphones powered by Google's Android software increased their global market share as iPhones lost ground in the absence of new models being unleashed by Apple, the International Data Corporation reported last month.

There are also reports that Google will launch a Glass app store sometime next year.Nestle said that to mark the release of Android KitKat, more than 50 million specially branded KitKat bars will be available in 19 countries, including India.

(Agencies)

Latest News from Lifestyle News Desk