Google is a multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, software, and hardware.
One of Google’s core products is Android, the world’s most popular mobile operating system. Android is built on top of the Linux kernel, and uses a Java programming interface. However, there are many aspects of the Android platform that are implemented in Python. For example, the adb tool that lets you interact with an Android device from your computer is written in Python.
In addition to Android, Google also has a significant presence in web applications and server infrastructure. The majority of Google App Engine applications are written in Python (including the popular social networking app Friend Connect), as well as many of the scripts used to manage Google’s internal servers. In 2008, YouTube migrated its video processing pipeline from C++ to Python because it was faster and easier to use than its previous system.