Last week Google revealed Android chief was stepping down. At that time, I posted the following on my Facebook Silicon Valley Network site: “Google Puts Android and Chrome Under One Boss – Focuses on Operating System of the Future.”
Andy Rubin was the senior vice president in charge of Android, Google’s mobile operating system. He is being replaced by Sundar Pichai. Pichai is the senior vice president of Chrome and will take over Android going forward.
Why is Andy Leaving? Google is scaling Android and Andy is a inventor and innovator.
Bottom line: Google in attempting to drive forward their mission to create a new operating system framework that spans desktop/notebooks, datacenters, TVs, and mobile computing are pooling all their resources behind Android.
According to my sources inside Google, Pichai is known as a solid manager and will be expected to shepard the combined resources to achieve the operating system objectives of the company. Google hopes to power all the future devices with their software and their cloud services.
There is an excellent article in theVerge.com that goes in depth on the changes surrounding the Google Android boss Andy Rubin . In that process, theVerge reiterates what I said in my Facebook post on the Silicon Valley Network site on the news of his departure from heading up the Android team.