Andy Rubin

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Not to be confused with Andrew Rubin (actor).
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 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 now serves as Google's CEO.[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] On 30 October 2014 he left Google after nine years at the company to start an incubator for hardware startups.[9]

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.[10] Rubin ran a computer bulletin board system in his youth.[11]



List of patents[edit]

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


  1. ^ Andy Rubin steps down as head of Android at Google, will be succeeded by Chrome OS boss | The Verge
  2. ^ Google's Rubin: Android 'a revolution'
  3. ^ Official Blog: Update from the CEO
  4. ^ {{Citation He has left Google, [it was said at the WSJ conference]( |last=Efrati |first=Amir |title=The Man Behind Android's Rise |newspaper=The Wall Street Journal |date=August 17, 2011 |url= }}
  5. ^ Arthur, Charles (13 March 2013). "Andy Rubin moved from Android to take on 'moonshots' at Google". The Guardian (London). 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Darrell Etherington (March 13, 2013). "Sundar Pichai Takes Over For Andy Rubin As Head Of Android At Google, Signals The Unification of Android, Chrome And Apps". TechCrunch. 
  8. ^ a b "Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots", New York Times, December 14, 2013.
  9. ^ "Android co-founder Andy Rubin leaves Google". Market Business News. October 30, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h Markoff, John (4 November 2007). "I, Robot: The Man Behind the Google Phone". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). 
  11. ^ System 0perator Ducati (30 October 1991). "Spies is shutting down because the time has come". Jason Scott. 

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