Google has just announced that Andy Rubin will be moving on to a new role at the company, and that Sundar Pichai will now lead the Android division, in an official blog post written by CEO Larry Page. Pichai will take on leading Android in addition to his existing duties spearheading efforts with Chrome and Apps, which indicates a move to unify all these platforms. In his blog post, Page said that Rubin “has decided” to move on to other projects (still within the company). There’s no additional detail on what Rubin’s new focus may be, but Page calls for “more moonshots,” so it’s possible he’s moving into a more experimental role.
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