Andy Rubin's farewell email to Android partners hints again at his future in the X Lab

Andy Rubin's farewell email to Android partners hints again at his future in the X Lab
Earlier today, Google CEO Larry Page announced that Android co-founder Andy Rubin was stepping down as head of the Android team. Now, we're getting the first words from Andy Rubin about the move as Andy has written an e-mail to Android Open Handset Alliance partners to say goodbye, in which he has hinted, just as Page did, that Rubin's future is in Google's X Lab.

The letter reads:
The key is the end there, where we've bolded the text. In Larry Page's announcement, he said he was looking for "more moonshots" from Rubin, which we took as a hint that Rubin would be moving into the X Lab, and we think this is another clue that the X Lab is in Rubin's future. The best place to create new products that can "transform computing for people everywhere" is in the X Lab after all.

source: WSJ

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5 Comments

2. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

have a good life for both.........

3. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Thank you Andy and team for android!

4. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

I wanna go in the x lab. :(

5. Aeires unregistered

He's in the right spot, someone with that much creativity can really flourish at Google. The fact he's staying on instead of moving on speaks volume as to how much Google see's in this guy.

6. Alberto.GM

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Thanks for giving us the most advance OS at the moment :)

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