Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 13th Mar 2013 17:58 UTC
Google Andy Rubin, who created Android and has led its development both at Android Inc. and later at Google, has decided to step down as the big Android boss at Google. Having created the world's "most-used mobile operating system", as Google CEO Larry Page refers to it, I'd say his stint has been successful. Interestingly enough, he will be succeeded by Sundar Pichai - Chrome OS boss. Yes.
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I wouldn't read too much into it.
by Nelson on Thu 14th Mar 2013 02:34 UTC
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Andy Rubin likely just felt it was his time to move on, hell, he could be doing something super secret and forward facing within Google beyond Android and completely unrelated to anything currently announced or speculated. This kind of reorganization is common place.

Look for example when Microsoft moved Scott Gu to Windows Azure (and how he completely turned that division around) or when they moved Anders from C# to working on making JS productive and they came out with TypeScript. The big brains in the company are routinely dispatched once the product is mature enough.

The fact that the ChromeOS guy is now in charge was probably a good coincidence for Google. They saw an opportunity to move towards more alignment which can only be good for Android and ChromeOS.

Here's to the future.

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