Mar 13 AT 12:06 PM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

Andy Rubin hands over the reins of Android to Chrome OS boss Sundar Pichai

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Google CEO Larry Page has just announced that Andy Rubin, the godfather of Android, will no longer lead the project as he moves on to start another project at Google. Taking over Android will be Sundar Pichai, who was the senior vice president of Chrome the last couple years.

Larry Page writes, “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.”

Reports indicate that Pichai will keep his role as VP of Chrome, which leads us to believe there will be tighter integration between Chrome and Android as the two platforms inch closer to a possible merge.

We don’t know what Andy Rubin will be working on next, or how this affects the future of Android, but I’m sure Google will have more to share over the coming weeks as we approach the Google IO conference in May. Head over to the source link for the full Update from the CEO, and share your reactions in the comments below.

Source: Google Blog

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