Andy Rubin is best known as the creator of Android. But in 2014, he left that all behind to create his own startup called Playground, a company focused on financially backing futuristic ideas that will shape our world—hopefully for the better.
Andy Rubin, estranged father of the world’s most popular smartphone operating system, is reportedly gearing up to launch his own Android hardware startup. Andy Rubin making smartphones! It could happen!
Andy Rubin was the man behind Android, but he stepped aside earlier this year. At the time, people suggested he was planning to concentrate on his personal interests—and now an interview with the New York Times reveals that he's busy working on a secret Google project to create a new breed of robots.
The head Android honcho over at Google, Andy Rubin, had a few choice words to say about the iPhone 4S' personal assistant Siri. According to Rubin, we should spend more time talking with actual people than with our phones, and that Apple's technology "isn't a new notion."
In the early 1990s, Android head honcho Andy Rubin worked as a low-level Apple engineer. And that, according Apple's latest ITC filing, is grounds enough for them to potentially block Android in the US.
Android boss Andy Rubin apparently tells handset partners what they can and can't put into their phones. This is the latest bit of news to surface in Android's struggle to decide whether it wants to be open source or economically viable.
Fortune is reporting that Joe Britt and Matt Hershenson, co-founders of Danger, have joined Google and Andy Rubin, the other Danger co-founder, to work on a new wing within Android called 'Android Hardware'. That means Danger, the company that made the uber-popular, original Sidekick, is back together at Google.
So a month after the first Honeycomb tablet hit the shelves—the Motorola Xoom—and Android devs/tinkerers still aren't happy that they haven't been handed the Honeycomb source code. Obviously feeling the heat, Google's Andy Rubin took to his blog to defend their delay:
Andy Rubin's at the Droid X event too. At Google IO last month, he says, they were selling 100,000 Android devices a day. Now they're selling 160,000 a day. And there's 65,000 apps in the market now.
Android 2.2 is out, and it's pretty nice! But what's next for Android? A better keyboard? More sexy? And how exactly does Google decide what goes into each version of Android anyway? Let's ask Lead Android Andy Rubin.
Asked by the NYT how he'd feel if someone lost a prototype Android phone in a bar, Google's Andy Rubin reveals the stark difference between Google and Apple—among other topics, like Flash for Android 2.2. [Bits]