Prior Head Of Android Andy Rubin Was Stubborn, Says Samsung Exec

Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin was a major part of Android ever since Google acquired the company in 2005, and Andy left his position with Android last week to work on something else inside Google. At Business Insider’s IGNITION Mobile conference in San Francisco, Jessica Lessin spoke with Samsung chief product officer Kevin Packingham. Kevin mentioned that Samsung’s relationship with Google has strengthened over the past couple years, and praised Sundar Pichai who will be replacing Andy, saying that he’s a “a super-nice person” and “very collaborative”. While there were good things said about Rubin, Kevin said that once he made a decision, “You weren’t going to get him to deviate from that position.” Stubborn or not, Andy’s decisions have clearly paid off.

Source: Business Insider

  • Shamesung

    Shamesung… CRAP

    • piss off

      piss off you troll

  • appevolv

    Stubborn for a reason – all of Android partners skinned the crap out of Android leaving in the mess it’s been in. It’s a shame vendors didn’t have a skinned theme option (rumoured) so each could be individual but consumer could still flick a switch to enjoy the latest Android version and features.

    I love Android and Andy’s work so much I built and app in tribute. Andy’s Compass, a real working compass with Android flavours thrown in

    I see it as unlikely he’ll leave for Facebook!

    Android has not failed in a Monetary sense for Google. Yes Google is a service company, search, mail, video etc etc but what better way to leverage the market than to have your own OS/Device to ship straight on to.