13 Facts About Andy Rubin


Andrew E Rubin is an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist.


Rubin founded Android Inc in 2003, which was acquired by Google in 2005; Rubin served as a Google vice president for 9 years and led Google's efforts in creating and promoting the Android operating system for mobile phones and other devices during most of his tenure.


Andy Rubin helped found Essential Products in 2015, a mobile phone start-up that closed in 2020 without finding a buyer.


Andy Rubin was nicknamed "Android" by his co-workers at Apple in 1989 due to a love of robots, with the nickname eventually becoming the official name of the Android operating system.


Andy Rubin grew up in Chappaqua, New York as the son of a psychologist who later founded his own direct-marketing firm.


Andy Rubin attended Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York from 1977 until 1981 and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Utica College, Utica, New York in 1986.


Andy Rubin worked at Apple from 1989 to 1992 as a manufacturing engineer.


Andy Rubin worked for developing Motorola Envoy as a lead engineer.


On March 13,2013, Larry Page announced in a blog post that Andy Rubin had moved from the Android division to take on new projects at Google, with Sundar Pichai taking over Android.


In December 2013, Andy Rubin started management of the robotics division of Google.


The incident, among others, led to the 2018 Google walkouts from Google's employee workforce over Andy Rubin reportedly receiving a $90 million "exit package" to expedite his separation from the company.


Andy Rubin is a venture capital firm and studio for technology start-ups, providing funding, resources, and mentorship.


Andy Rubin eventually joined and helped create the Android phone start-up Essential Products.