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Android co-creator takes leave of absence from Essential

Android co-creator takes leave of absence from Essential

Rubin is on a leave of absence from his new startup after the media unearthed a Google report of his allegedly "inappropriate" relationship with another employee in the Android division.

Google has strict rules surrounding employee relationships, with a policy that requires any couples to disclose their relationships so that one can be moved into another division to ensure that no impropriety, whether real or implied, is found. According to The Information's sources, Rubin's behavior was described as "improper" and 'showed bad judgement'.

Speaking to The Information, Rubin's spokesperson Mike Sitrick said, "Any relationship that Mr. Rubin had while at Google was consensual". At Google, he was the subject of an internal investigation over a relationship with a subordinate, according to a report by tech news site the Information on Tuesday night. Recall that Andy Rubin was a co-founder at Android and also a Senior Vice-President of Mobile for Google, piloting the development of the Android operating system for years until he abruptly left in 2014. Andy Rubin is the next in the headlines, and he's officially taking a leave of absence from Essential after some new accusations.

The woman filed a complaint with Google HR but no further details about the nature of the relationship have been publicly explained. A spokesperson for the company said the board agreed to the decision and company President Niccolo de Masi will carry out day-to-day operations at Essential.

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Google declined to comment Wednesday on the circumstances surrounding Rubin's departure.

When Rubin left Google, he made no mention of an investigation or allegations of an inappropriate relationship. Well, he has taken a leave from the company, which doesn't mean he has quit or been fired or removed.

Then again, most of Essential's recent problems could've been avoided without Rubin.

The investigation into this matter had reportedly begun in 2014.


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