Thursday, March 14, 2013

Android's boss Andy Rubin quits

Android's co-founder and Google's head of mobile, Andy Rubin, will step down but will still remain in Google working on other projects. So, lets see who is Andy Rubin?

Andy Rubin is one of the most innovative men alive. He's the co-founder of Android, world wide known operating system which Google bought in 2005. He was senior vice-president at Google, in charge of Android, from 2005, till 2013. 

Andy has 4 patents for his inventions and his net-worth is around $100 million.

"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 open-source operating system would drive innovation across the mobile industry," stated Larry Page in the official blog post about Andy replacement.

Now Android is used by more than 60 manufacturers, more than 750 million devices have been activated globally, and 25 billion apps have been downloaded from Google Play.

"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. Andy, more moonshots please," Larry Page continued.

He will be replaced by Sundar Pichai, who currently serves as Google's head of Chrome and Apps.