Andy Rubin steps down as head of Android at Google
Andy Rubin, the guy who is directly been associated with Android since its inception is stepping down as the head of Android and is being replaced by Sundar Pichai who is a senior VP of Chrome and Apps. Google's CEO Larry Page announced the news on Google's Blog 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.