Items tagged with Andy-Rubin

Andy Rubin is the father of the Android operating system that powers hundreds of millions of smartphones around the globe. Rubin broke away from Google and eventually wound up at a new company called Essential Products Inc. The company's first smartphone was the Essential Phone and it flopped massively. Reports indicate that the Essential Phone sold fewer than 90,000 units in all of 2017. A person claiming to be familiar with sales claims that Essential has sold about 150,000 units to date. Reports have surfaced that things are bad enough over at Essential that the company has stopped development work on its next smartphones. The sources also claim that Essential has hired Credit Suisse Group... Read more...
One of the coolest things about the Essential Phone from Andy Rubin and crew is that it has a slick magnetic accessory connector that allows you to expand the capabilities of the device as accessories are launched. One of the worst things about the Essential Phoen for many people who like to listen to audio with headphones is that the device ditched the 3.5mm headphone port (which is a growing and annoying trends with smartphones). That means those fancy and expensive headphones or earbuds that you have been using won't work with the Essential Phone without an adapter. However, Essential will be offering up a new high-end audio accessory for that magnetic connector that will bring the 3.5mm... Read more...
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 that will never see the light of day. However, Rubin acknowledges that this won’t be an easy... 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 for us to make truly great mobile experiences.” Now, Andy Rubin has decided to move on... Read more...