So you’ve heard : Andy Rubin stepped down from being SVP of Android at Google – and Sundar Pichai (SVP of Chrome/Apps) is taking over the reigns. Starting March13th 2013.
Andy will take a position within the GoogleX project (read below).
The big question is,
Why Andy Rubin stepped down ?
Since Andy Rubin founded Android Inc. in 2003, he has been the Android father figure. Even after the big Google acquisition in 2005, he was deeply involved in Android matters; from thinking the product through to making critical decisions and handpicking Android speakers and developer relations team.
I mean, it’s clear that he has been very passionate about his product/baby.
And if you’re a startupper/product guy, you know how hard it is to abandon ship. This could be due to three reasons : Continue reading “Android is dead. Long live Android.” »