Andy Rubin Google: According to an official Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) blog post, Andy Rubin is no longer going to be head of the company’s Android business. While this may not be coming at a good time for the search engine giant, it is a move that the company appears to be taking in stride.
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Here is a brief excerpt from the blog post, giving some more detailed information on the change:
“Fast forward to today. The pace of innovation has never been greater, and Android is the most used mobile operating system in the world: we have a global partnership of over 60 manufacturers; more than 750 million devices have been activated globally; and 25 billion apps have now been downloaded from Google Play. Pretty extraordinary progress for a decade’s work. 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. Andy, more moonshots please!”
As you can see, it does not appear that Rubin is being forced out in any way, shape, or form. Instead, it appears to be a decision he has made on his own.
With this in mind, you are probably wondering who is going to take over Google Inc (NASDAAQ:GOOG)’s Android division.
Here is an answer from the same blog post:
“Going forward, Sundar Pichai will lead Android, in addition to his existing work with Chrome and Apps. Sundar has a talent for creating products that are technically excellent yet easy to use—and he loves a big bet. Take Chrome, for example.”
There is no doubt that Pichai is a great replacement, as he has tons of experience in this space. If nothing else, the higher-ups at Google are confident that he is the man for the job.
What are your thoughts on this? Do you feel that Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) could hit a rough patch due to this change? Share your opinion in the comment section below.
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