"Andy [Rubin] is a solo artist who likes to run in a direction and ignore everyone else . When...

|By:, SA News Editor

"Andy [Rubin] is a solo artist who likes to run in a direction and ignore everyone else ... When Android grew to a certain size and required interaction ... he became frustrated and incapable of managing the business," a mobile exec tells The Verge in a column examining his departure from the Android (GOOG) team. Rubin's support for the increasingly questionable Motorola acquisition and his inability to get carriers/OEMs to halt Android fragmentation are named as two recent failings. But it's hard to complain about market share numbers. (also)