Andy Rubin

Google has built a ‘firewall’ between Android and Motorola

Since before Google's deal to buy out Motorola was approved by both the US and EU, they had stated that each company would remain completely separate from on another. And had stressed that Motorola wouldn't be 'favored' by Google in any way. Recently here at MWC, Google's Andy Rubin had a few words to say on the subject, as many people have been asking why Motorola's CEO Sanjay Jha would be replaced by Google employee Dennis Woodside.

Google Music Store will have “Google in it” says Rubin

We have been hearing rumors for a while now that Google was hard at work on its own MP3 music store. Google does have its music streaming cloud service that lets the user upload tunes they already have to the cloud. We also know that Google had worked to get a music store open in the past, but that ultimately failed to happen.

Andy Rubin shared his first multi-million dollar bonus check with employees

Fans of Android are likely familiar with the name Andy Rubin. Rubin has been around the tech world in a big way and is famous as the founder of Danger and then as the dude that is responsible for Android. It took a long time for this to surface, but apparently, back in 2008 Rubin shared the wealth when he got his first big bonus check from Google.

Motorola Remains Independent, No Necessary Nexus in Future

While Google's purchase of the Motorola group may mean many things for Google, especially along the lines of patents, Motorola will, if Andy Rubin and Motorola's Sanjay Jha are to be trusted, still act as a separate company. In addition, Rubin has doubly assured the Android public that the next Nexus device coming from Google will not necessarily be a Motorola device, and that Motorola "will be part of that bidding process" but will not necessarily be a certain lock-in.

Andy Rubin tweets new Android stats

If you are a big fan of Android operating system for your smartphone or tablet, you probably know who Andy Rubin is. Rubin was the geek who developed Android and then sold the OS to Google back in 2005. Rubin was also involved in the company Danger. Rubin has posted up a tweet with some interesting stats on how many Android devices are activated each day and the information is very interesting.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Confirmed [Even More For Real This Time]

You know how all the bigtime Android iterations are named after desserts? Do you also see how the titles of these deserts have been released in alphabetical order? These Android titles go like so: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, and Honeycomb. This last version is the first tablet-specific version of Android and should, based on what we know at the moment, be considered as being developed aside from the main Android bloodline. That said, the next version's name has been "leaked" by a Google developer by the name of Romain Guy: Ice Cream Sandwich.

Andy Rubin now Senior Vice President of Google [UPDATED]

A few of our main Google super-computers are switching places as of late, one of them you may well know about - Larry Page, co-founder of Google switching up with Eric Schmidt, leaving Schmidt to do all the dirty work (traveling about the earth talking about the awesomeness of Google, for example.) Meanwhile Page has been doing some more inter-company promoting. One of these promotions, the one we'll be keeping the closest eye on, is Andy Rubin, who until this time was of course known as the father of Android and Vice President of Engineering at Google, is now one of six Senior Vice Presidents.

Google’s Andy Rubin denies Android lock-down

Android lead Andy Rubin has challenged rumors that Google is locking down the OS, taking to the official Android Developers blog to deny that there has been "a change in strategy" in how it deals with OEMs, modifications, or hardware. "Our approach remains unchanged: there are no lock-downs or restrictions against customizing UIs" Rubin insists. "There are not, and never have been, any efforts to standardize the platform on any single chipset architecture." Talk of a more stringent approach to Android modification broke last week, with insiders claiming Google had begun to prioritize vendors who would agree not to modify the OS or its UI. The so-called "anti-fragmentation clauses," Rubin says, have however been in place since Android 1.0, and the only demands Google makes is that manufacturers hold to certain core specifications if they want to use Google's own apps. As for Honeycomb and the release of the Android 3.0 source code, Rubin says that "the Android team is still hard at work to bring all the new Honeycomb features to phones" and that "as soon as this work is completed, we’ll publish the code."
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