Sundar Pichai replaces Andy Rubin as Android head

There has been a reshuffle at the Google headquarters, with Sundar Pichai replacing Andy Rubin as the head of Android.

The technology giant continues to dominate the worldwide operating system market thanks to its flexible and innovative software product.

Recent figures released by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reveal that the Android platform is running on almost six-in-ten Australian mobile phones.

Appointment of a new executive in the leading role could however indicate that Google's firmware will take a new direction in the future.

Pichai's current expertise from working with Chrome could see increased integration between the two products.

In an official blog post, Google chief executive Larry Page said: “I know Sundar will do a tremendous job doubling down on Android as we work to push the ecosystem forward.”

If rumours are correct, the leader could be presenting an exciting new Key Lime Pie version of the software at Google I/O, which is scheduled for May 15th to 17th.

Posted by Simon Thomas

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