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Andy Rubin leaves Android

Andy Rubin, in case you aren’t aware of who he is, was the project chief for Android and was the man that ultimately decided its fate. Recent news and announcements indicate that he has resigned from his position and is to be replaced by Sundar Pichai. The announcement was made by Google’s CEO – Larry Page – on the company’s corporate blog. However, the reason for this leave isn’t disclosed, as the CEO refuses to comment more on the matter. Andy Rubin, while leaving Android, is still at Google and is working on a secret project that has yet not been revealed. The command of Android will be taken by, as I’m sure I’ve mentioned, Sundar Pichai, the one who was in charge of overseeing the Chrome and Apps projects ( which also include the Chrome Browser and OS and Gmail and Calendar and Drive and etc. ).

While Pichai will be taking over Android, he will still have his hands full with the others as well. Rubin left it to him in a great state, however. The Android OS has brought Google over 60 manufacturers and is found on more than 750 million devices, with 900.000 devices activated daily. Users are known to have downloaded over  25 billion apps on it. Below you can find a part of that announcement. If you want to read it all, you can always use the Google and try and find it:

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. In 2008, people asked whether the world really needed another browser. Today Chrome has hundreds of millions of happy users and is growing fast thanks to its speed, simplicity and security. So while Andy’s a really hard act to follow, I know Sundar will do a tremendous job doubling down on Android as we work to push the ecosystem forward.

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