Andy Rubin

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Andy Rubin
2008 Google Developer Day in Japan - Andy Rubin.jpg
Rubin at 2008 Google Developer Day in Japan
Born Andrew E. Rubin
Chappaqua, New York, United States
Occupation Computer programmer

Andrew E. "Andy" 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,[1] where he oversaw development of Android, an open-source operating system for smartphones.[2][3][4] Rubin has seventeen patents for his inventions.

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.[5] He was replaced by Sundar Pichai, who also continues his role as the head of Google's Chrome division.[6][7] In December 2013, Rubin was called to manage the robotics division of Google (which includes companies bought by Google, such as Boston Dynamics).[8]

Early life[edit]

Rubin, born in 1962, 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.[9] Rubin ran a computer bulletin board system in his youth.[10]



List of patents[edit]

Andrew Rubin (or as Andrew E. Rubin or Andy Rubin) is named as an inventor in seventeen U.S. Patents:


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