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Friday, March 15, 2013

Indian-American engineer made head of Google Android

Posted on: 15 Mar 2013

Washington:Indian-origin Sunder Pichai, 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, Sundar Pichai will lead Android, in addition to his existing work with Chrome and Apps,' company CEO Larry Page has announced.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. 'Take Chrome, for example. In 2008, people asked whether the world really needed another browser. Today Chrome has hundreds of millions of happy users and is growing fast thanks to its speed, simplicity and security,' Page said. 40-year-old Pichai replaces Andy Rubin, the man behind the success of Google's Android division.

Courtesy : Mathrubhumi

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