By Sandra Birungi
The Google Android boss, Andy Rubin has resigned as the head of the Android team at Google.
Google’s chief executive, Larry Page announced on the company’s site that Rubin is to take another role in the company and he will be replaced by the Chrome head, Sundar Pichai. “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,” Page said.
“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,” he added.
Rubin announced the news in a letter to his colleagues saying, “As for me, I am an entrepreneur at heart and now is the right time for me to start a new chapter within Google. I am amazed by what we have accomplished from those early days (not so long ago!), and remain passionate about the power of a simple idea and a shared goal – an open source platform freely available to everyone – to transform computing for people everywhere,” Rubin says.