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Google Android: Rubin Out, Pichai In

March 13, 2013
Google Android smartphone
Google Android smartphone

The world's most popular operating system has a new boss.

Android chief Andy Rubin, who shepherded the Google mobile project from its birth to its current market-topping status, has stepped aside to be replaced by Sundar Pichai, the former boss of the company's Chrome browser and operating system, Google's founder and chief executive Larry Page said in a blog posting Wednesday.

"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," said Page, who noted that over 750 million Android devices have now been activated.

Rubin confirmed the move on his Twitter account in a message that said over 900,000 new Android devices are now activated every day.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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