Google CEO Larry Page has announced Andy Rubin, the head of its Android division has decided to step down, to take on a new role at the company:
Fast forward to 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. Andy, more moonshots please!
Rubin will be replaced by Sundar Pichai. The Android platform, as noted has over 750 million activated devices worldwide, over 25 billion apps downloaded from Google Play. Not bad, for a stolen product, is what Steve Jobs would say.
[via Android in Canada]