This is a pretty big deal.
Rubin out, Pichai in as Google’s new senior vice president of Android
Google announced that Sundar Pichai has been instated as senior vice president of Android at Google. He'll take over the role from former Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content Andy Rubin.
“The pace of innovation has never been greater, and Android is the most used mobile operating system in the world,” wrote Google CEO Larry Page in an official blog post. “I know [Pichai] will do a tremendous job doubling down on Android as we work to push the ecosystem forward.”
Pichai joined Google in 2004. He led product management for Google Chrome and Chrome OS and also helped develop Google Drive. Pichai will continue working on development for Chrome and other Google App as he takes on his new Android responsibilities.