Andy Rubin | iMore

Order: BeatsX | AirPods | MacBook Pro | iPhone 7 | Shop: Insanely Cheap Wireless Plans

Andy Rubin

Just like iOS at Apple, the new head of Android at Google isn't a mobile guy

Google has just announced that Andy Rubin, the founder and head of Android, is stepping down, and will be replaced by Sundar Pichai, the head of ChromeOS. Larry Page broke the news on the Google blog:

More →

iPhone Live 169: AT&T-Mo no!

Rene, Georgia, and Seth talk training for iOS 5 and iCloud, iPhone 5 camera test, Apple loses another iPhone prototype, want more iPhone variety?, Spring says no to AT&T-Mo, Andy Rubin inspired by Apple, Jailbreak, Facebook, Google+ and more! This is iPhone Live!

More →

Does HTC violate Apple patents because Android founder Andy Rubin was inspired by them when he worked at Apple?

Long title, longer legal filing, but the gist is Apple seems to be claiming Android founder Andy Rubin was working for Apple and reporting to the man who filed for a patent on Apple's behalf that Apple is now suing HTC for violating in their Android phones. Even longer:

More →

Android father Andy Rubin responds to Steve Jobs about "openness"

Andy Rubin has responded on Twitter to Steve Jobs' remarks about Android's openness -- how Google is using it as a smokescreen for fragmentation -- made during the Apple Q4 2010 earnings call yesterday.

"the definition of open: โ€œmkdir android ; cd android ; repo init -u git:// ; repo sync ; make

More →

Android founder says carriers add value, we do a spit take

Given all the Verizon iPhone rumors of late, and given our fears Verizon would try to mutilate iOS the way it's mutilated Android, it's rather shocking to hear Android founder Andy Rubin say the following to PCMag's Sacha Segan:

More →

CEO(is)h-Snap: Android Founder Rubin Doesn't Like Two-finger Gestures

Engadget confronted Android Founder Andy Rubin -- by all accounts a brilliant and passionate guy who really wants to make great products -- about why the US versions of the Droid and Nexus One don't use the Android 2.0 supported multitouch keyboard and gestures, while the non-US versions do. The response:

"It's not an America versus outside America kind of thing. It's a decision that is a result of the OEM model. I personally don't like two-handed operations... there is no conspiracy."

More →