Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin backs away from Essential after "inappropriate relationship" report

Andy Rubin backs away from Essential after "inappropriate relationship" report

Justin Herrick

Essential and Andy Rubin aren’t splitting permanently, but the company’s founder and leader is taking a leave of absence for “personal reasons” relating to a report published on Tuesday. The report, which comes from The Information, reveals back in 2014 an investigation launched by Google discovered an “inappropriate relationship” between Rubin and a woman on his Android team....