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Google shakeup: Chrome head Sundar Pichai takes over Android from Andy Rubin

Andy Rubin, Google's former senior vice president of mobile. Andy Rubin is out as the leader of Google's Android efforts. "Andy's decided it's time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google. Andy, more moonshots please!," CEO Larry Page wrote in a blog post this morning. Rubin in handing the reins to Sundar Pichai, a nine-year Google veteran who is the senior vice president for Chrome and Apps. This move may be an indication that Android and Chrome will grow closer together, as they compete with Apple's iOS and Mac OS. Sindar Pichai, Google's senior vice president of engineering in charge of Chrome and the Google Apps, and now Android. Rubin came to Google in August 2005 , when the company acquired his mobile software startup, Android, Inc. Following is the full release from Page: Sergey and I first heard about Android back in 2004, when Andy Rubin came to visit us at Google. He believed that aligning standards around an

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