Andy Rubin, who Co-founded the Google’s mobile operating system Android, is leaving the company to start an incubator for hardware startups.
Rubin launched Android as a free, open source platform with Rich Miner, Nick Sears, and Chris White in 2003 which is used by handset manufacturers including Samsung and HTC Corp. Google acquired it in 2005.
“I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next”. Google chief executive Larry Page said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal. “With Android he created something truly remarkable — with a billion plus happy users. Thank you.”
Most recently, Rubin headed the Robotics division in Google and now James Kuffner, a research scientist at Google and a member of the robotics, will replace Rubin. As per BGR report, last March, Google’s browser and applications chief Sundar Pichai took over the Android division. Pichai was already handling Android, Chrome and Apps under one roof.
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