Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2
HTC One M8 Eye
Zotac ZBOX OI520 Plus
AMD Kabini 5350 APU
Chris Solarski on the art of game design
DSKIC students bag BAFTA nomination
Video games in India: The journey so far
Analysis: Sony Xperia Z3 battery life and comparison
HTC One M8 Eye vs Sony Xperia Z3 vs iPhone 6: Camera comparison
How tech is taking football to the next level
Classic FPS games are a dying breed
Slowly gathering steam...
The obsession within
Carmick Shift: Can John Carmack and Oculus Rift change the world?
Harley-Davidson launches three new bikes, most expensive priced at Rs. 49 lakhs
Lava launches Iris Fuel 50 smartphone for Rs. 7,799
ISRO's Mars 2 mission to launch in 2018
Google Hangouts now lets you make 1 min free international calls
LG challenges Sharp Aquos Crystal with Full-HD bezel-less smartphone
Celkon Colt A401
iBall Slide 3G 6095-Q700
Lava QPAD R704
Case Study: Developing an augmented reality app for Intel based devices
Use Spotify, Netflix in India on your PC, Android smartphone
Overview: Implementing fast real-time GPU-based image blur algorithms
How to use Intel Perceptual Computing SDK for human-robot interface
How to use touch gestures to Influence Physics Parameters using TouchScript
Digit News Update [28 OCT 2014]
Digit News Update [27 Oct 2014]
Digit News Update [21 Oct 2014]
Digit News Update [20 OCT 2014]
Pentax K-500 Camera Review
Top 5 CyanogenMod features on the OnePlus One
The 10 most memorable villains in gaming
Samsung Galaxy A5 and A3: Samsung's take on the metal body
The 10 scariest horror games on Android
Hands On: Apple iPhone 6
Intel Developer Zone
Intel Windows Developer Zone
Dsk International Campus Zone
Pichai, an IIT alumni, will oversee both the Android mobile OS and the Chrome OS in his new role.
Sundar Pichai, the Google executive responsible for projects such as Chrome, Chrome OS and Google Drive, will be heading Android after Andy Rubin’s departure. Pichai, whose last position within Google was Senior Vice President of Chrome and Apps, will now be responsible for the Android mobile OS and also the Chrome web browser and laptop OS, perhaps pointing to a Google strategy that merges both operating systems to form a single platform.
Pichai has been with Google since 2004 and one of his first projects was the Google Toolbar browser add-on that let users install a Google search bar on their browsers, that also provided access to other Google services like YouTube. Pichai is an IIT-Kharagpur alumni where he did his B.Tech in Metallurgy, after which he did courses in Stanford and Wharton Business School. In 2011, Pichai was closely linked to a move to Twitter to head the social networking company’s product division but he stayed with Google.
Pichai succeeds Rubin who founded Android in 2003, and later headed the mobile OS team when it was acquired by Google in 2005, till the present day. Rubin is widely recognized for being one of the main Google execs responsible for Android’s rise as the biggest mobile platform in the world. Rubin is now rumoured to start working on projects involving robotics and home automation.
As mentioned above, one of Pichai’s key responsibilities in his new role will be to oversee the gradual merger of Chrome OS with Android in order for Google to present a single operating system running on mobiles, tablets and PCs. This isn’t a new Google strategy but something that has been discussed earlier in the corridors of Mountain View as revealed by Sergey Brin, Google’s co-founder, who revealed to CNET that Android and Chrome OS “will likely converge over time.”
Sources: The Economic Times, India West, The Verge, CNET, All Things D
Image Source: Getty Images