Andy Rubin to Leave Android Team at Google
Google CEO Larry Page today announced that Andy Rubin, who has spearheaded the development of Android since 2004, is leaving his position in charge of Android for another role within Google. Moving forward, Sundar Pichai will lead Android development for Google. Pichai comes from Google's Chrome and Apps team. Page expressed gratitude to Rubin for all his work helping Android grow from a small project to the massive ecosystem it is today, and threw his support behind Pichai and what he will bring to the Android operating system in the future. "While Andy's a really hard act to follow, I know Sundar will do a tremendous job doubling down on Android as we work to push the ecosystem forward." Page did not specify what new role Rubin will take.
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone to Arrive In 'A Few Weeks'
Andy Rubin today provided an update concerning the expected arrival of his new company's Essential PH-1 smartphone. "We’ve been hard at work getting everything ready and the good news is that we’re now going through certification and testing with multiple U.S.
Sprint to Sell Rubin's Essential Phone As an Exclusive
Essential Products has found a U.S. carrier to distribute its Essential PH-1 handset, and that carrier is Sprint.
Essential Phone to Ship In About 30 Days with Stock Android
The Essential Products PH-1 smartphone will be shipped to those who reserve it online in about 30 days, according to Andy Rubin, Essential Products' CEO. Speaking at the Code Conference, Rubin said the brand new phone will reach consumers as soon as the end of June, though he didn't commit to a specific date.
Essential's Andy Rubin Back to Work After Short Leave
Andy Rubin has returned to his duties as CEO of Essential Products after a very short leave of absence, reports Recode. Rubin took leave from Essential in late November after a relationship he had with a coworker during his time at Google became public.