Google was founded by Sergei Brin & Larry Page back in 1998 as a search engine. In the roughly 18 years of its existence, the company has grown leaps and bounds. While the company has focused on being the number one search company, within 18 years, it has also become the number one e-mail provider, the creator of the most used smartphone operating system and now, a company seeking dominance in hardware.
Google has been making phones for some time under the Nexus brand name, but those devices were always a partnership. Now the company has taken up a more involved approach to its phones, with the Pixel line of phones being a complete Google product. They’ve ventured into IoT devices, after having developed an industry-leading Machine Learning engine. The company has come a long way since its modest beginnings in 1998 and continues to plough ahead.