All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Andy Rubin’

A Look At 10 Shiver-Inducing Robots From Boston Dynamics, Which Now Belongs To Google [Videos]

Late on Friday, news came out that Google has acquired Boston Dynamics, makers of some of the scariest-looking robots you’ve been watching on YouTube over the past few years. You know the ones: WildCat, LS3, Atlas, Petman, Cheetah, BigDog, SandFlea, RHex, RISE and LittleDog. They jump high, they run fast, they move like humans, they sneak through the brush and …

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The Google Robots Are Coming (Really)

The Google robots are coming. It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? Speaking with former Android chief Andy Rubin, The New York Times revealed that he is now leading a secretive robotics lab at the company, and has acquired seven companies in the field to help him. According to the report, the project is expected to lead to …

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Andy Rubin No Longer Head Of Android, Starting “New Chapter” At Google

Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, has been in charge of the Android team at Google since his company was bought by the search giant in 2005. Since then, Android has matured into the most used mobile operating system on the planet. Now Rubin is preparing to take on a new challenge. Google CEO Larry Page announced today that Rubin would …

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Google Shuts Down Notion That It Will Open Retail Stores, Source Of Rumor Sticks To Story

At Mobile World Congress, Andy Rubin, SVP of Mobile and Digital Content at Google (and co-founder of Android), shut down rumors that Google will be opening up retail stores. Last week, 9to5Google put out a report indicating that Google would be opening its own retail stores by the end of the year. The report cited “an extremely reliable source”. According …

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Google And Alibaba Have Android Beef

Acer was set to unveil a new smartphone last week, but the launch was reportedly postponed after Google expressed concerns with the operating system, developed by Alibaba, and apparently based upon Android. Google has always painted Android as an open platform, but this philosophy has had its share of critics. That “openness” debate has come back into the spotlight as …

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Google: 2012 Will Be Year Of The Android Tablets

Google made a splash at the Mobile World Congress today in Spain with the announcement that more than 450,000 apps have been downloaded from Android Market. True, Android’s growth in the past couple of years has been astronomical and some projections have it surpassing Apple’s iPhone and App Store in the near future (it already passed iOS in the UK), …

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