Android co-founder takes leave amid reports of misbehaviour

by Linda Olson December 1, 2017, 4:41
Android co-founder takes leave amid reports of misbehaviour

According to The Information, Rubin left Google shortly after an investigation found that he had maintained an "inappropriate relationship" with a woman who worked under him and filed a complaint to HR. A new report says Rubin allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate and that led to his ouster from Google. "The Information doesn't share details of the relationship or why the claim was made to HR but when asked, Rubin's spokesperson, Mike Sitrick, said that "[any] relationship that Mr. Rubin had while at Google was consensual". So, simplifying the information that's out there thus far - Mr. Rubin had an alleged relationship with an employee at Google, breaking company policy, which may or may not have been a catalyst in his leaving the company. In 2013, Rubin moved to Google's robotics department from the Android department.

Rubin announced his leave of absence on Monday, after The Information flagged the 2014 report to his spokesman. Google supposedly conducted an investigation into the matter and concluded that Andy Rubin's behavior was "improper and showed bad judgement". A spokesperson for the company said the board agreed to the decision and company President Niccolo de Masi will carry out day-to-day operations at Essential.

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Rubin founded Danger, the company behind the T-Mobile Sidekick, and co-founded Android before it was bought out by Google. There is no official reason given but incidentally, there are reports floating around that he once had an "inappropriate relationship" while still at Google.

IT Pro contacted Google and Essential for comment, but hadn't received a response at the time of publication. "Thank you." Rubin himself told the Wall Street Journal he left because he wanted to do something new. Singhal's exit also came as a surprise as he left quickly after the investigation started, noted a report from India Today Tech.


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