updated 06:19 am EDT, Mon June 11, 2012
Rubin scotches rumors, Android at 900,000 daily activations
Andy Rubin has scotched rumors suggesting that he may have been leaving Google. Tech commentator Robert Scoble had suggested Rubin could have been headed to tech start-up CloudCar headed by a former Apple Distinguised Engineer Konstantin Othmer. The rumor gained enough momentum over the weekend that Rubin responded to them by tweeting that he has ‘No plans to leave Google.
Rubin later took to his Google+ account to explain his connection to CloudCar. Apparently Rubin has given free office space in his incubator in Los Altos, which had given rise to the false rumor. He also added that he has offered space to another start-up Revel Touch, which he calls another ‘cool company.’ To drive home the point, Rubin reconfirmed that he is not about to join either company and has no plans to leave Google.
With Apple set to launch its latest salvo in the iOS versus Android wars later today with its latest round of enhancements in iOS 6, Rubin also took the opportunity stick another thorn the side of his former Cupertino colleagues. According to Rubin, ‘…there are [now] over 900,000 android devices activated each day.’ Although a number of his followers have asked what the breakdown is of the number, it marks another significant step forward since he last tweeted in December that Android activations had reached 700,000 daily .