sundar-pichai

Andy Rubin was co-founder and chief executive of Android Inc. After Google acquired the company in 2005, he became the senior vice president of mobile and digital content.

Andy Rubin, head of Google’s Android division, stepped down from the Android business platform to take on a new role, the company said on Wednesday.

Sundar Pichai will lead Android, in addition to his existing work with Chrome and Apps. Sundar has a talent for creating products that are technically excellent yet easy to use—and he loves a big bet. Take Chrome, for example. In 2008, people asked whether the world really needed another browser. Today Chrome has hundreds of millions of happy users and is growing fast thanks to its speed, simplicity and security. So while Andy’s a really hard act to follow, I know Sundar will do a tremendous job doubling down on Android as we work to push the ecosystem forward.” said Larry Page in his official blog.

Pichai, an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, joined Google in 2004. With the announcement of Pichai taking over Google’s Android division, the Indian American made it to the list of Institute’s famous alumni like Arun Sarin, former chief executive of Vodafone Group, and Vinod Gupta, chairman of Everest Group LLC.