Sundar Pichai is new Android head
Northern, WI 03/14/2013 (avauncer) - Sundar Pichai has been appointed as new head for Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android division. Pichai replaces Android co-founder Andy Rubin, who is expected to take up a new role at the search engine company.
Pichai, who currently heads Google’s Chrome and Apps business, will move on to lead the company’s money-making Android unit.
“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,” said CEO Larry Page in a blog post.
Rubin, who joined Google in 2003 as part of Android acquisition, has led the development of world’s most leading operating platform ever since. The immensely popular platform in both the smartphone and tablet world has also made Andy Rubin one of the most successful and popular executives at Google Inc. as well.
On the other hand, where Rubin’s next job is unclear, Pichai’s new role seems to be quite interesting, as there are lot of news on the convergence of Chrome OS and Android.
So, Pichai’s, who led the company’s Chrome browser, Google Drive and Google apps for iPhone and iPad, appointment to the post hints a possibility on the convergence.
Shares of Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) fell 0.28% to close at $825.31.