Andy Rubin explains his $300M bet on the future of hardware

Andy Rubin, senior vice president at Google Inc., attends the New Economy Summit 2013 hosted by the Japan Association of New Economy (JANE) in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Rakuten Inc. Chairman Hiroshi Mikitani set up the JANE in June after quitting the main business lobby Nippon Keidanren in protest over the group's support for nuclear power. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg via Getty Images Andy Rubin, the creator of Android — arguably the widest distributed operating system in the world — left Google a few years back to start a hardware incubator with a $ 300 million fund called Playground. Since then, he’s been pretty busy trying to envision the future of hardware. And that doesn’t just include robotics. At the Bloomberg technology conference he showed… Read More

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