Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Andy Rubin Steps Down

Larry Page:

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!

Going forward, Sundar Pichai will lead Android, in addition to his existing work with Chrome and Apps.

Big news. One guy is now in charge of one of the most popular browsers in the world, all of Google’s desktop applications, Chrome OS, and the mobile operating system with the biggest market share. That’s a tall order, and it could make for interesting collaboration between the departments.