Andy Rubin reportedly considers starting a company to build new Android smartphones

Andy Rubin reportedly considers starting a company to build new Android smartphones
Andy Rubin, who helped create the Android OS that was sold to Google back in 2005, could be looking to start a new smartphone company. Rubin, who joined Google with the purchase, left Android in March 2013 and was replaced as top man on the totem pole by Sundar Pichai. 19 months later, Rubin decided to leave Google entirely.

This time, Rubin is said to be interested in building a new Android handset, perhaps a high-end unit that would compete in the same space as the Apple iPhone. The project could be well funded thanks to Rubin's own $300 million Playground Fund, which invests in start-up situations. He also has connections among venture capitalists. With Rubin's resume, finding cash to fund a new venture shouldn't be a problem, anyway.

Rubin is reportedly looking for people to join him in his new business. It also is unclear whether Rubin would be running this new company. If Andy Rubin succeeds in hardware as he did in software, Android fans just might have an exciting new phone to look forward to.

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source: TheInformation via TheVerge

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