Andy Rubin, father of Android, departs Google

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Andy Rubin, the literal man behind Android, has left Google to start up his own incubator. To be clear, he had not been part of the Android program in quite some time. Astute readers may recall learning his stepping down from Android to do “more moonshots” in the robotics ...

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Could Andy Rubin be headed to Facebook?

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If you’re the type who like to read tea leaves, you might be interested in this next one. Andy Rubin may be headed to Facebook, according to someone (Jean-Baptiste Su) who has known him for years. While he doesn’t outright claim this to be fact, he makes a semi-valid argument as to ...

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Andy Rubin passes the Android torch to Sundar Pichai

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There’s some rather large news coming out of Mountain View today as Android lead Andy Rubin has decided to “hand over the reigns”. The word comes direct from Google CEO Larry Page who tells us Rubin will start a new chapter at Google. In Andy’s place, Sundar Pichai will ...

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Rubin: Android activations eclipse 900k per day

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Daily activations continue to climb higher, inching closer to one million per day.

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Trolldroid: Robert Scoble says Andy Rubin leaving Android, U mad bro?

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How to keep Android fans busy: start a rumor on Google+ about Andy Rubin leaving Google for a startup. That’s exactly what happened yesterday, went Robert Scoble posted this: Today I heard that the head of Android, +Andy Rubin, will soon leave Google and head to a new startup called ...

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Andy Rubin: More than 850,000 Android devices activated daily; 450,000 apps in Market

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It’s hardly even a story anymore that Android is now father of all the mobile operating systems.  However, we still love to document the platform’s growth and share the occasional milestone.  You’ll remember that just 2 months ago at Q42011 conference call, Andy Rubin ...

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Andy Rubin Clears the Air About Android Rumors

Android head Andy Rubin took to the Android Developers Blog to clear the air about rumors that have been circulating recently: that Google is imposing new rules to reduce fragmentation, and that they are holding back release of Honeycomb source code in a way that betrays open ...

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Google Tightening the Android Reins

Google is taking steps to ensure that fragmentation and “willy-nilly” customization doesn’t slow the growth and success of Android. According to roughly twelve executives spread across various players in the Android space, they have begun clamping down so much that Andy Rubin ...

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Watch All of Andy Rubin’s Dive Into Mobile Interview [VIDEO]

We’ve seen the pictures and the abridged clips.  Now it’s time to watch the entire interview.  Hit the jump to watch Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher chat up Andy Rubin from last week’s Dive Into Mobile session.  You’ll laugh. You’ll cry.  You’ll get insanely ...

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Andy Rubin: “Over 300,000 Android Activations Per Day”

Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google, sent out a tweet at about 11:37 PM ET saying,"There are over 300,000 Android phones activated each day."

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Could Rubin Drop Gingerbread on December 6th?

With the rumored Gingerbread drop date come and gone without any tasty little pastry men coming to light, speculation has once again started as to exactly when Gingerbread will release. With Eric Schmidt telling the world that it will be a "few weeks" during a recent interview, we have been ...

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Google’s David Lawee “hearts” Android

We all know that Google gets pretty purchase happy sometimes. Depending on the time of year, you can read once a week that Google has acquired SOMETHING to make it more awesome. The search giant is now so much more then a search giant that it seems that as often as something gets scooped up, ...

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Andy Rubin on Android Tablets: “We Haven’t Announced Anything” [VIDEO]

Here’s how you know an official Android tablet is being worked on in some back room somewhere. When speaking with Google VP Andy Rubin earlier today, the subject of an Android tablet was brought up. When asked wither or not we’ll be seeing one before long, Rubin was ready with the ...

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160,000 Android Phones Sold Daily, Market Nears 70,000 Applications

Speaking earlier today at the Droid X launch, Andy Rubin (Google VP of engineering) said that Android phones are being activated at a rate of 160,000 per day.  Yes, that’s almost two activations for every second of the day, every day.  What’s even more is impressive  is the speed at ...

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Andy Rubin: Android Updates Will “Probably end up Being Once a Year”

Google VP Andy Rubin recently spent some time speaking with the Silicon Valley Mercury News where he shared a few details about the future of the mobile platform. Rubin acknowledged the rapid maturity of Android and how it has kept developers and OEMs up at night. After what seems like a new ...

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