Andy Rubin, who oversaw Google’s Android division until 2013, has left the company. A representative from Google confirmed the departure.
Under Rubin’s lead, Google launched the first phone running Android in 2009. Since then, Android has taken a dominating market share over other smartphone operating systems across the world. Some of the most popular new smartphone manufacturers, like China-based Xiaomi, run modified versions of Android.
Seems like Andy Rubin is leaving to start an Incubator for startups and focus on hardware.