Sundar Pichai is new head of Google's Android division...

March 15, 2013 18:16
Sundar Pichai is new head of Google's Android division...

A bright man and his marvelous achievement...

Indian-origin Sunder Pichai who is an IIT-Kharagpur alumnus, has been named as the new head of Google's Android division, making him one of the most powerful executives at the Internet giant.

Going forward in detail, company CEO Larry Page has announced that Sundar Pichai will lead Android, in addition to his existing work with Chrome and Apps.

Moreover, Page made the announcement on a blog, adding that Tamil Nadu-born Pichai has a talent for creating products that are technically excellent yet easy to use-and he loves a big bet. While page said, Take Chrome, for example and that in 2008, people asked whether the world really needed another browser. In fact, today Chrome has hundreds of millions of happy users and is growing fast thanks to its speed, simplicity and security.

Fact fully, 40-year-old Pichai replaces Andy Rubin, the man behind the success of Google's Android division while Rubin stepped down as the executive in charge of Google's Android operating system for smartphones and tablet computers, ending a seven-year stint.

Page while praising Pichai said, that while Andy's a really hard act to follow, he know Sundar will do a tremendous job doubling down on Android as they work to push the ecosystem forward.

When the journey started....

Pichai joined Google in 2004, where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google's client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome Operating System, as well as being largely responsible for Google Drive.

He also oversaw the development of different apps like Gmail and Google Maps.

Pichai studied metallurgical and materials engineering, and graduated from IIT Kharagpur in 1993, after which he did a Masters in engineering and materials science at Stanford University and got a Masters in business administration from the Wharton School of Business.

In fact, Page wrote on the blog that today we are living in a new computing environment an people are really excited about technology and spending a lot of money on devices which is driving faster adoption than we have ever seen before. He added that the Nexus programme-developed in conjunction with their partners Asus, HTC, LG and Samsung- has become a beacon of innovation for the industry, and services such as Google Now have the potential to really improve our life. According to Page they are getting closer to a world where technology takes care of the hard work, discovery, organisation, communication, so that we can get on with what makes us happiest, living and loving and that it's an exciting time to be at Google.

It's undoubtedly a moment of pride for the genius, Pichai.

(AW:Samrat Biswas)

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