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 PH-1 Boasts Titanium Frame, Magnetic Mods
May 30, 2017
Essential Products, the startup being run by Andy Rubin, who helped create the Android operating system, announced its first smartphone today, the PH-1. The PH-1 is a high-end handset crafted from a titanium shell that Rubin claims is more robust than aluminum and more resistant to damage when dropped.
Google Chrome for Android Becomes More Efficient
Sep 27, 2016
Google today updated its Chrome browser for Android devices with new tools to help reduce data usage, download pages for offline use, and discover more personalized content. To start, Data Saver has expanded to video.
Andy Rubin's Essential Phone to Arrive In 'A Few Weeks'
Jul 21, 2017
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.
Android Apps Headed to Google's Chromebooks
May 19, 2016
Google today said its Chrome operating system will soon have access to the Google Play Store and the Android apps therein. ChromeOS will support all Android phone and tablet apps, including games, productivity apps, and social networking.