Google’s Andy Rubin has been the main public face of Android ever since Google launched its smartphone OS. Now he’s stepping down from the role, to be replaced by current Chrome VP Sundar Pichai. The news was announced, unusually, in a blog post by CEO 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!” The post also provides a useful new statistic on Android’s growth: “We have a global partnership of over 60 manufacturers; more than 750 million devices have been activated globally; and 25 billion apps have now been downloaded from Google Play.” And Rubin? In his own email to partners, he says “I am an entrepreneur at heart and now is the right time for me to start a new chapter within Google.”

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