Andy Rubin: “The exact same operating system we built for cameras, that became Android.”

Andy Rubin, the man that most people associate with Android, recently revealed that the mobile operating system started out as a platform for smart cameras back in 2005. The comment, made at the Japan New Economy Summit, was part of a longer presentation on the origins of Android and where it might be heading. For those of you who haven’t heard, Andy is no longer in charge of the OS he gave birth to. That job now belongs to Sundar Pichai, the guy responsible for Chrome.

So what’s Andy going to do next? His message, in his own words:

“I can pretty much guarantee you that whatever I do next it’s going to be something that delights consumers.”

Can’t wait!

[Via: PC World]