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Andy Rubin, Android’s founder, leaves project

In a surprising move, Google CEO Larry Page said that Andy Rubin, founder of Android and Google’s Android chief, has decided it was “time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google. Sundar Pichai will lead Android as well as Chrome.

Google, which acquired Android in 2005, made it the heart of its mobile operating system movement. By May 2010, under Rubin’s direction, Android phones had become the best selling phone operating system in the U.S. Today, according to Gartner, Android dominates the mobile market with almost 70% of global devices.

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