Andy Rubin, who helped to create the Android OS that was sold to Google in 2005, could be starting a new smartphone company. Rubin, who joined Google with the purchase, left Android in March 2013 and was replaced by sundar Pichai. 19 months later, Rubin decided to leave Google entirely.
This time, Rubin is interested in building a new Android handset, it will be a high-end that would compete in the same space as the iPhone’s and Samsung Flagship models. This Project could be well funded thanks to his $300 million Playground Fund which he has in his pocket, and also has good connections among venture capitalists as finding cash to new venture shouldn’t be a big problem anyway.
Rubin is also looking for people to join him in his new business, as we all know all Android makers are not making much money as Apple is leading the way. All are struggling to find the profit space due to immense competition from low end segment phones. Lets see Andy Rubin succeeds in hardware as he did in software.