Former Android Leader Andy Rubin Leaving Google

Alistair Barr, reporting for the WSJ:

Andy Rubin, co-founder and former leader of Google Inc.’s Android mobile business and the current head of its nascent robotics effort, is leaving the Internet giant, the company said Thursday.

Mr. Rubin is starting an incubator for startups interested in building technology hardware products.

Took a lot longer than I expected, given the acrimonious nature of his being removed as Android’s chief. Maybe he was waiting for stock to vest or something?

Friday, 31 October 2014