Android Chief Andy Rubin Breaks Up With the Green Robot

Rubin in 2011, discussing Google's Android operating system Photograph by Tony Avelar/Bloomberg

An era at Google is ending. Andy Rubin, who led the company’s Android division in a fierce rivalry with Apple, is stepping aside to pursue other opportunities at the company, according to a blog post today by Google Chief Executive Officer Larry Page. Sundar Pichai, a senior vice president in charge of the Chrome browser and operating system, will take his place.

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