27 Managing All the Things

Most of the other chapters of this book are meant to tell the story of how Android was built, piece by piece, and of the people who put together those pieces. But some of the people helping to pull things together weren’t responsible for individual pieces; they were responsible for the overall effort. Welcome to the “business” side of Android.

Andy Rubin and Managing Android

Andy Rubin’s interest in robots was there from the start of his career when he worked at Carl Zeiss AG on robotics. He later took a job with Apple, where he acquired the nickname “Android.” Later, he was at WebTV with other future Android people, where Mike Cleron remembered him as “the crazy guy down the hall who played with robots.”

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