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Google Names New Android Chief

SVP of Chrome and Apps to head Android, Android chief moving elsewhere in Google


Android head Andy Rubin is stepping aside, and that could mean big changes for Google's mobile platform and for its Chrome operating system.

Google CEO Larry Page announced the move in a blog post on Wednesday, saying Rubin will remain with the company but will take on a new role. Rubin, who is Google's senior vice president for mobile and digital content, joined Google in 2005, when the search giant acquired Android, then a startup company that Rubin had co-founded.