Andy Rubin, the software guru who helped create Google’s Android operating system, is going to join me for a fireside chat at Mobilize 09, our mobile Internet conference being held on Sept. 10 in San Francisco. Rubin has helped shape Google’s mobile OS strategy overall and is now vice president of engineering at the search company.
Among the things that Rubin did prior to joining Google was co-found Danger, the company that makes the Sidekick devices. And he sold his last company, Android, which he started in 2003, to Google for an undisclosed amount of money. His presence at the Googleplex is one of the reasons why we were pretty sure that Google would eventually develop a Google Phone. Well, not just one phone, but many different phones!
It’s pretty sweet that Rubin has agreed to be a part of what’s turning out to be the single biggest Android party of 2009. With Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha on hand to launch that company’s portfolio of Android phones, T-Mobile USA’s CTO Cole Brodman talking about his company’s mobile Internet strategy and the role Android is going to play in the future, and now Rubin, our event should be on the must-attend list for anyone invested in the Android ecosystem. I hope you can join us as well. To buy tickets to Mobilize 09, please visit our registration page.