Google sent shockwaves through the tech community today when it announced that Andy Rubin was out as Android chief. Chrome's Sundar Pichai will oversee the mobile platform in his stead. Here's what CEO Larry Page said about the move:
Having exceeded even the crazy ambitious goals we dreamed of for Android — and with a really strong leadership team in place — Andy’s decided it’s time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google. [The Official Google Blog]
The Android co-founder, who first approached Google about a new operating system in 2004, many years before smartphones were the industry standard, was scheduled to speak at the SXSW conference on Sunday, but was suddenly dropped from the bill. Now we know why.
#google #android #andyrubin #sundarpichai