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Andy Rubin talks Android with the New York Times

April 27, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

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Andy Rubin talks Android with the New York Times

Do you want to live in North Carolina or North Korea? According to Android founder Andy Rubin, the answer to that question reveals that consumers will eventually support Android for its openness rather than deal with totalitarian phone ecosystems. It’s an extreme example that I don’t agree with, but it’s one of many nuggets gleamed from an interview Rubin gave the New York Times.

Rubin also mentioned that:

- Flash will be built into Froyo.

- Fragmentation is going to happen. Even though it has been suggested that Google will work to fight fragmentation, Rubin compares Android to all PCs – tech evolves and new challenges arise.

Visit the New York Times Bits Blog to read the article in full. Rubin expounds on Android’s future and how Android and Chrome will co-exist. Rubin also leaves us with a parting shot about what would happen if this bizarre iPhone leak fiasco was about Android.