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  • Andy Rubin Resigns as Head of Android


    It's an announcement poised to be viewed by some as a detrimental blow to Android's surging momentum.

    On Wednesday, Google's Android chief Andy Rubin announced that he is leaving the Android team (although he will remain with Google in an undefined capacity).

    Confirmation of Rubin’s move came from Google Chief Executive Larry Page.

    “He believed that aligning standards around an open-source operating system would drive innovation across the mobile industry,” Page says of Rubin. “Most people thought he was nuts. But his insight immediately struck a chord because at the time it was extremely painful developing services for mobile devices.”

    Page says Rubin recently determined that “it’s time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google.” Rubin will be replaced by Sundar Pichai, a veteran of the Chrome browser and Apps teams at Google.

    “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,” Page writes, praising Rubin's contributions to the Android ecosystem.

    Source: Google
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Andy Rubin Resigns as Head of Android started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 8 Comments
    1. OceanMindedBoy's Avatar
      OceanMindedBoy -
      Android sucks so bad even the head chief quits
    1. hogcia's Avatar
      hogcia -
      Quote Originally Posted by OceanMindedBoy View Post
      Android sucks so bad even the head chief quits
      Your comment is so smart, NOT!
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      This won't do anything good or bad for android. If he was so essential google wouldn't move him, or they would and he could still communicate with them easily.
    1. Perceptum's Avatar
      Perceptum -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrteacup View Post
      This won't do anything good or bad for android. If he was so essential google wouldn't move him, or they would and he could still communicate with them easily.
      Where did it say that it was Google's decision and not his?
    1. OceanMindedBoy's Avatar
      OceanMindedBoy -
      Quote Originally Posted by hogcia View Post
      Your comment is so smart, NOT!
      Typical fagdroid user... talking like a droid and thinking its funny.
    1. malahhaor's Avatar
      malahhaor -
      Quote Originally Posted by OceanMindedBoy View Post
      Android sucks so bad even the head chief quits
      Right... cause no big wigs left apple in a Long time at all.
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Quote Originally Posted by OceanMindedBoy View Post
      Typical fagdroid user... talking like a droid and thinking its funny.
      And your comments was? Typical fanboi.
    1. JayR_Flow's Avatar
      JayR_Flow -
      Quote Originally Posted by OceanMindedBoy View Post
      Typical fagdroid user... talking like a droid and thinking its funny.
      Says the iFag....