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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Android Activations: 3.7 million Over Christmas And Christmas Eve

The holidays have been good to Android. Google SVP, Mobile (and Android co-founder) Andy Rubin tweeted (and posted to Google+) that there were 3.7 million Android activations on 12/24 and 12/25 (Christmas and Christmas Eve) alone. @ArubinAndy RubinUPDATE: There were 3.7M Android devices activated on 12/24 and 12/25. 7 hours ago via Mobile Web · powered by @socialditto That’s pretty impressive. It …

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A “Twist” is Just What Google Music Needs

Recent reports indicated that Google is working to get some kind of online music store out to consumers. This was hardly a surprise. Many expected this to be part of Google Music when it launched, but Google just wasn’t able to get the label support it needed. That doesn’t mean it can’t though. Now, Google SVP of Mobile Andy Rubin …

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Android 3.0 Honeycomb Previewed by Andy Rubin

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, Google previewed the next version of Android – 3.0 AKA Honeycomb. VP of Engineering Andy Rubin provided the following explanation of what to expect from Honeycomb, as well as the video below: 

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Google “Open Sources” Froyo

The Droid X (running Android 2.1) from Verizon and Motorola was announced today, and along with that, Google announced that it is open sourcing Android 2.2 (or Froyo) to its partners who manufacture Android devices.

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Android Chief Hints At “Mindblowing” Next Version

Late last week, we learned that the next version of Android is codenamed "Gingerbread," and that it should be released in the fourth quarter of this year.  Now, the Googler in charge of Android has started to narrow down the timeframe and talk up the product.

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If the iPhone/Gizmodo Incident Had Happened to Google

Brad Stone at the New York Times Bits Blog has an interesting article up in which he talks to Andy Rubin, vice president of engineering at Google and co-founder of Android. While the article is mainly about Android, there’s a part toward the end that is humorous when Stone jokes with him that his press relations colleague wanted to confess that he had left a prototype Android phone at a local bar.

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