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Andy Rubin steps down as Android chief

By Shawn Knight · 7 replies
Mar 13, 2013
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  1. Andy Rubin has decided to step down as the head of Google’s Android division. He will be handing the reins over to Sundar Pichai who will take over Android in addition to his work with Chrome and Apps, according to...

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  2. Critica1Hit

    Critica1Hit TS Rookie Posts: 26

    When I first glanced at the news I kind of freaked out, thinking Andy was going to a different company. But if he stepped down to start other adventures within Google, then at least that's a relief. Here's hoping the new guy can keep the momentum going...
  3. ArthurZ

    ArthurZ TS Rookie Posts: 79

    My thinking Chrome OS and Android are going to be bridged this is why the move
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,887   +626

    Interesting... just before KLP release too. Disagreements, perhaps?
  5. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 538   +168

    Not being fully informed about the internals of google personnel, I say with reservations in case of inaccuracy, thanks to Andy Rubin for a great mobile operating system. Android has filled a great need and has made iOS the inferior phone OS. I will always love the openness of Android and how people are allowed to make their own custom android roms. This versatility that harnesses the talent of 3rd party devs is a simple but phenomenal concept and surely the head of the android division must have played a role in that. I'm looking forward to new products and I'm hopping the new guy doesn't screw android up.
  6. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

  7. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Addict Posts: 603   +109

    It's curious what may have happened here, but it could be really simple: Pichai is someone Google put a lot behind, and he's done quite well, and sometimes you just have to shuffle things around. I'd be surprised if Rubin weren't being put into something where his expertise can help Google even more.
  8. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    The move is the first step towards Google's desktop domination.

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