Google has announced that Android division head Andy Rubin will leave his role as Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google.
Andrew E. Rubin co-founded and was the CEO of Android, Inc., a software company acquired by Google in 2005.
Rubin will no longer helm the Android division, but he will stay in the company and wait for his yet unspecified new assignment.
Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page personally wrote words of praise to Rubin in a blog post.
Andy has surpassed the most-challenging goals for the Android mobile operating system, and he will leave his reins to a well-established leadership team, wrote Page.
Rubin will start a new chapter at Google and be replaced by Google SVP of Chrome and Apps Sundar Pichai.
Pichai currently has led product management and innovation for many Google client software products, such as Google Chrome and Chrome OS, along with a major role in Google Drive.
The Tamil Indian computer engineer has helped build Chrome into a service with a rapidly growing user base in the hundreds of millions.
Pichai, who joined Google in 2004, has overseen the development of several apps, such as Gmail and Google Maps.
Page said Pichai has a knack of building technically efficient products that are easy to use.
Andy is a tough act to follow but Sundar is more than capable to do the job, Page added.
The full announcement from Page reads,