Android co-founder Andy Rubin is leaving Google

Android co-founder Andy Rubin is leaving Google

Nearly a yr in the past we discovered Andy Rubin had shifted his focus at Google from Android (“the definition of open“) to working with robots, like those from its acquisition Boston Dynamics, however tonight stories point out he’s leaving the corporate completely. The Info and the Wall Road Journal reported the departure initially, which Google has confirmed. In a press release, CEO Larry Web page stated “I need to want Andy all the perfect with what’s subsequent. With Android he created one thing really exceptional-with a billion plus pleased customers. Thanks.” The Info studies his departure is the results of some problem with the construction of his staff, and that Google analysis scientist James Kuffner will take over his position directing robotics tasks.

the definition of open: “mkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git:// ; repo sync ; make”

– Andy Rubin (@Arubin) October 19, 2010

Early in 2013 Rubin handed over course of Android to Sundar Pichai, who lately assumed an much more highly effective position on the firm. Previous to co-founding Android and ultimately promoting it to Google, Rubin co-based Hazard Inc. (releasing the Hazard Hiptop aka T-Cellular Sidekick), and even labored for each Apple and Carl Zeiss. So what’s subsequent for Rubin? Apparently creating an incubator for startups constructing hardware. That is simply obscure sufficient to be extremely fascinating, however for now we’ll assume again to the great previous days and a few of the first stay Android demos.

[Image credit: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images]

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