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Meet Google’s New Android Boss, Sundar Pichai (Video)

Moments ago, Google CEO Larry Page announced in a blog post that Android head Andy Rubin is moving on to other projects, and that Sundar Pichai is taking over.

So, who is Sundar Pichai? Well, as Pichai himself described his job at last year’s D: All Things Digital conference, he is senior vice president of Google Chrome and Apps, which includes the Chrome browser and operating system, Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Drive, etc. Now add Android to the full list!

You can get a sense of who Pichai is from this video interview below, featuring him and Susan Wojcicki, Google’s senior vice president in charge of ads.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus