Andy Rubin, the Android head and current Google robotics leader, is leaving Google with plans to start an “incubator for startups interested in building technology-hard products”.
Google has bought Boston Dynamics, its eight robotics company purchase in the last six months. Read on for more details!
Rubin confirmed in an interview that he’s working on a “moonshot” project that involves robots. Since March, Google has secretly acquired seven companies working in robotics and related fields.
In the first interview since taking over the reigns of Android, Sundar Pichai revealed that Google I/O 2013 won’t bring that much novelties when it comes to hardware and OS updates. Read on to see what else he said about Google’s Android and Chrome plans!
Two years after Google announced it would acquire Motorola, questions linger about the value of the deal. A source told The Verge that the misstep might have contributed to the ousting of Andy Rubin from the Android team.
In recent years Android has certainly expanded well beyond just the smartphone, finding itself on televisions, set-top boxes, tablets and even cameras. What you might not know is that when Android was first conceived, it wasn’t even aimed at smartphones.
Andy Rubin was stubborn, said Samsung exec Kevin Packingham in an interview at Business Insider’s IGNITION Mobile conference in San Francisco.
This week’s Android Authority On Air episode followed the official Samsung Unpacked 2013 event in New York City. Naturally, we devoted a good portion of the show to the next Galaxy. Besides the latest and greatest from Samsung, we also discussed a few juicy tidbits of information surrounding the whole Google ecosystem.
Combining what Andy Rubin mentions and Larry Page’s “more moonshots” statement from earlier today, this might just spell Google’s Project X that we know very little about. Rubin’s background in launching successful mobile products makes him a great addition to X Lab’s rumored wearable computing initiatives.
In a blog post released about an hour ago, Larry Page, CEO of Google, announced that Andy Rubin would no longer be heading up Android. Sundar Pichai will be taking his place. That’s big news, on a big day, in a big way.