Sundar Pichai, the Indian origin computer engineer in charge of Chrome and Apps at Google will take over the Android division at the company, the search giant announced on Wednesday.
Pichai, who joined Google in 2004 will replace Andy Rubin at Android division.
In a blogpost, Google CEO Larry Page wrote:
Andy’s decided it’s time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google. Andy, more moonshots please!
Going forward, Sundar Pichai will lead Android, in addition to his existing work with Chrome and Apps.
Pichai who was raised in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu is a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology- Kharagpur. He holds a masters from Stanford and an MBA from Wharton.
Could this be a pre cursor to the speculated Chrome- Android wedding?