Andy Rubin Steps Down As Android Head

  • Replaced by Sundar Pichai
  • To start “new chapter”
  • Announced through a blog post

Android’s chief architect Andy Rubin steps down as the head of the Android team.

  • Replaced by Sundar Pichai
  • To start “new chapter”
  • Announced through a blog post

Android’s chief architect Andy Rubin steps down as the head of the Android team.

The announcement was made by Google CEO Larry Page in a blog post earlier today. Rubin thanked all those who worked with Android in his farewell email to the company’s Android partners. He also took the moment to recall the numerous achievements and milestones of the operating system and reiterated that he remains passionate about the power of a simple idea and shared goal of an open source platform freely available to everyone.

He also stated in his email that he sees himself as an entrepreneur at heart and that he will be pursuing new ventures within Google, the nature of which remains a mystery.

Moving forward, Rubin will be replaced by Sundar Pichai who has worked with Google with the Chrome browser and the Chrome operating system. Pichai will still continue his work on Chrome on top of his new responsibilities for Android.

Pichai worked at Applied Materials and McKinsey & Co. before joining Google. He received his bachelor’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology and holds a master’s degree in science from Stanford University and a master of business administration degree from Wharton, where he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar.

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