Andy Rubin’s fall from grace in the tech world has dragged out over two years.
The inventor of Android — the OS used by nearly 87% of world’s smartphones — has had a 30-year career in software engineering in Silicon Valley. His life seemed to be on track as one of the heroes of the modern tech world until a set of explosive news reports from 2017 to 2019 characterized Rubin as an antagonist in the #MeToo movement.
Rubin’s spokesperson calls these reports mischaracterizations, telling Business Insider:
“Much of the recent media coverage mischaracterized Andy’s departure from Google and parroted fictional claims made about Andy by his ex-wife in their contentious divorce dispute. He looks forward to telling his story someday,” the spokesperson said.
Read on for the rise and fall of “Android Andy.”