Items tagged with Andy-Rubin

The wonderful and terrifying robot future portended by Amazon’s delivery drones isn’t exclusive to the e-tailer giant; Google is getting in on the robot action, too. The company is looking to develop humanoid robots that could perform tasks such as manufacturing electronics, loading up products to ship, and even delivering goods to your front door. Andy Rubin and robots (Credit: Jim Wilson/NYT) Andy Rubin, of Android fame, is heading up the project, and according to a New York Times piece on the subject, the effort is being well-funded by Google, so it’s not just some cute idea... Read more...
To hear Google CEO Larry Page tell it, the man responsible for the birth of Android as we know it is Andy Rubin, who brought the idea of a standards-based mobile operating system to Google in 2004. Since then, Android has of course become the world’s most-used mobile OS, and it can be found running on all manner of devices great and small. Before Rubin’s innovation, said Page in a blog post, “It was extremely painful developing services for mobile devices. We had a closet full of more than 100 phones and were building our software pretty much device by device. It was nearly impossible... Read more...