One of the creators of the Android platform, Andy Rubin is leaving the company Google, to create your own incubator for start-ups in the field of robotics. On it informs edition The Wall Street Journal.
Rubin helped create Android, which in 2005 was bought by Google. Until 2013, he led in the framework of this online mobile platform that runs most of the smartphones sold in the world.
However, in March 2013 he left this post, having been engaged in a number of other projects at Google, in particular, in the field of robotics. Under the guidance of Rubin Google has increased its portfolio in this area, having bought the company Boston Dynamics in December 2013 and Titan Aerospace in April 2014.
Rubin as head of development at Sundar Pichai Android succeeded, who also led the work on Chrome platform and applications Google. Recently Pichai powers were greatly expanded in the company – he got the leadership of virtually all of the key products of Google, including search and maps.
In Google confirmed the departure of Rubin’s company. “I wish Andy all the best in future projects. Working on Android, it has created something truly outstanding for more than a billion people are happy. Thank you “- said Google CEO Larry Page. Rubin after Google will work on its own incubator for startups and technologies in the field of robotics.
The number sold during the second quarter of 2014 Android-smartphone grown by a third to 255.3 million units, or nearly 85 percent of all deliveries. The share platforms increased during the quarter by five percentage points.