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The Man Who Started the Android Revolution

Techstination feature for Friday, July 2, 2010

The man who started the Android revolution. I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. Twenty years or so ago, he worked for Apple. He was also behind Danger...which made the popular T-Mobile SideKick phones. That company was sold to Microsoft. Then, he started Android, which was acquired by Google....where today Andy Rubin is VP of Engineering. And the Android operating system is on a roll....appearing on a wide range of mobile phones and other devices. Rubin says they're up to 160 thousand activations per day...

"It's different than devices sold. These are devices, sold, provisioned, turned on and in the customer's hand." What's going on here? What's driving this? "I think what's driving it is the nature of the adoption of Android. It's open source. It's free. There's a lot of companies building a lot of different phones in a lot of countries for a lot of operators and that scales pretty well."

And there's more. A whole lot more, to come. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.

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