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Andrew E. Rubin is the co-founder and former CEO of both Danger Inc., and Android Inc. He was formerly Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google until March 2013, where he oversaw development of Android, an open-source operating system for smartphones. Rubin has four patents for his inventions, and is believed to have a net worth of $100 million dollars.
On 13 March 2013, Larry Page announced in a blog post that Andy Rubin had moved from the Android division to take on new projects at Google. He was replaced by Sundar Pichai, who also continues his role as the head of Google's Chrome division.
Early life 
Rubin is Jewish. He grew up in Chappaqua, New York, the son of a psychologist who later founded his own direct-marketing firm. His father's firm created photographs of the latest electronic gadgets to be sent with credit card bills. Rubin ran a computer bulletin board system in his youth.
- Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York 1977 - 1981.
- Utica College, Utica, New York Bachelor of Science degree in computer science 1981 - 1986.
- Carl Zeiss AG, robotics engineer, 1986 - 1989.
- Apple Inc., manufacturing engineer, 1989 - 1992.
- General Magic, engineer, 1992 - 1995. An Apple spin-off where he participated in developing Magic Cap, an operating system and interface for hand-held mobile devices.
- MSN TV, engineer, 1995 - 1999. When Magic Cap failed, Rubin joined Artemis Research, founded by Steve Perlman, which became WebTV and was eventually acquired by Microsoft.
- Danger Inc., co-founder, 1999 - 2003. Founded with Matt Hershenson and Joe Britt. Firm is most notable for the Danger Hiptop, often branded as the T-Mobile Sidekick, which is a phone with PDA-like abilities. Firm was later acquired by Microsoft in February 2008.
- Android Inc., co-founder 2003 - 2005.
- Google, 2005–present. Senior Vice President in charge of Android for most of his tenure.
List of patents 
Andrew Rubin (or as Andrew E. Rubin or Andy Rubin) is named as an inventor in four US Patents:
- U.S. Patent 6,701,522, Apparatus and method for portal device authentication, 2000 Apr 7, Assignee: Danger Inc.
- U.S. Patent 6,735,624, Method for configuring and authenticating newly delivered portal device, 2000 Apr 7, Assignee: Danger Inc.
- U.S. Patent 6,721,804, Portal system for converting requested data into a bytecode format based on..., 2000 Nov 15, Assignee: Danger Inc.
- U.S. Patent 7,960,945, Estimating remaining use time of a mobile device, 2011 Jun 14, Assignee: Google Inc.
- Google's Rubin: Android 'a revolution'
- Efrati, Amir (August 17, 2011), "The Man Behind Android's Rise", The Wall Street Journal
- Darrell Etherington (March 13th, 2013). "Sundar Pichai Takes Over For Andy Rubin As Head Of Android At Google, Signals The Unification of Android, Chrome And Apps".
- Markoff, John (4 November 2007). "I, Robot: The Man Behind the Google Phone". The New York Times. The New York Times Company.
- System 0perator Ducati (30 October 91). "Spies is shutting down because the time has come". Textfiles.com. Jason Scott.
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