Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Android gets a new Head!!

Google's CEO Larry Page has announced Sundar Pichai as the new head for the Android.

Pichai assumes the responsibilities of Andy Rubin, who is stepping down as head of Android to "start a new chapter at Google."

The shake-up in Android leadership also brings up a lot of questions. Some industry observers believe Pichai's new responsibilities could point to the merger of Chrome and Android, potentially bridging the divide between the computer and smartphones and tablets.

By many accounts, Pichai brings a strong resume to the job. He joined Google in 2004 and saw his stock rise with the success of Chrome. Indeed, his success there and in the Apps business, which includes Gmail and Google Drive, likely helped win him his new responsibilities.

Before joining Google, Pichai worked at Applied Materials and McKinsey & Co. He got his bachelor's degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, where he was awarded an Institute Silver Medal.

He also holds a master's degree in science from Stanford University and a master of business administration degree from Wharton, where he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar.

Read more about it at: C|net


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