Rubin hoping for no dud, Reuters firm on September 23rd launch date for HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1

by: Darcy LaCouveeSeptember 12, 2008
Andy Rubin (Credit: Stephen Shankland/

Andy Rubin (Credit: Stephen Shankland/

According to an article published by Reuters today, Google’s Andy Rubin says that Android’s success hinges on the reception received by the first Android powered smartphone, which the story says is due out this month.

Andy Rubin, Google’s director of mobile platforms, told Reuters that Android’s success hinges on the reception of the first phone, due out later this month.

Reuters then went on to reiterate its expectation, as we reported before, that the first Android phone from T-Mobile, presumably the G1, will be announced on the 23rd of September. It said this was confirmed by “sources familiar with the plan,” which implies that Rubin didn’t give up the date himself

Quoting Rubin later in the story, it goes on to add:

“If we come out with a dud, people will go, ‘Well, that was a waste of time.”