Acclaimed Father of Android, Andy Rubin who founded his own phone company, Essential some time back has decided to take a leave from the company he founded. This move was taken “to attend to personal matters”, and was reported to have been made when a media outlet informed the founder that they were working on his exit from Google in 2014.
According to a statement, Rubin announced his intention at a board meeting earlier this month and they (the board) agreed to it. According to the spokesman, “and our President, Niccolo de Masi, will continue to run day to day operations at Essential.”
According to The information media outlet, they report that Rubin left Google after a woman made a complaint to HR where she provided details of her relationship with the executive. The woman in question was said to be an employee for the company’s Android division while Rubin was still the head. Please note that this is a kind of relationship prohibited by Google’s rulebook.
When contacted, Mike Sitrick, who currently serves as a spokesman for the CEO of Essential, did not outrightly deny the report that Rubin carried on a relationship during his time at Google, but he revealed to Techcrunch that he was not reprimanded by the company over it.
According to Mike, “Any relationship that Mr. Rubin had while at Google was consensual, and did not involve any person who reported directly to him,” he said. “Mr. Rubin was never told by Google that he engaged in any misconduct while at Google and he did not, either while at Google or since.”
Well, At the time Andy Rubin was leaving Google, he told the press he was leaving in order to create the incubator that would become known as Playground, where Essential was first developed. He simply stated that he wanted to build something on his own. But as it seems, there appears to be more to his sudden departure. More information is sure to unfold as time goes on.