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Watch Andy Rubin, the creator of Android and the new Essential phone

Rubin was interviewed live at Code Conference by Walt Mossberg.

Andy Rubin, Playground Asa Mathat

Andy Rubin is the creator of Android and built the Danger Hiptop, one of the first devices to merge threaded messaging, email and the full web into a phone. Rubin joined Google in 2005 through the acquisition of Android. He also built Google’s mobile and digital content businesses, and started Google’s robotics efforts via the acquisitions of Boston Dynamics, Schaft and others. Now, Rubin is the founder and CEO of Playground Global, a venture studio that provides investment, mentorship and resources to tech startups working in the area of hardware and AI.

Watch the interview, live from Code Conference on Tuesday, May 30.

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