“Google acquired Android in 2005,” Barr reports. “He switched from that role to lead a series of robotics acquisitions for Google in 2013. ‘I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next,’ Google CEO Larry Page said in a statement. ‘With Android he created something truly remarkable— with a billion-plus happy users. Thank you.'”
MacDailyNews Take: Oh, yes, truly remarkable, in a sense, but Andy did precious little “creation,” rather much appropriation.
“Google executive Sundar Pichai took over Android from Mr. Rubin in early 2013,” Barr reports. “Mr. Pichai is considered a more open, collaborative executive more suited to the task of keeping Android’s various partners, including handset makers and wireless-network operators, in the fold.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Andy Rubin is nothing more than a reactionary mimic, and not a very good one at that.
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