09
Apr
andy-rubin

It didn't take long for Google CEO Larry Page to start making drastic changes to the way the company does business once he got in the saddle earlier this week. As of today, he reportedly promoted seven of the top executives in the company, including Android's own Andy Rubin. It has been suggested that Page is making these changes in order to streamline the company's decision making process, something that he feels has slowed dramatically over the years.

In an effort to return the company to a startup mindset, Rubin, along with the other six newly promoted execs, will now report directly to Page. It's rumored that they will even work together in the same space on a daily basis in order to promote clear communication, which seems to be one of Page's overall goals for the company.

It's still unknown what effect, if any, this will have on Android, but if I had to guess, I would say that nothing but good can come of it.

Source: WSJ

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Paul

    I'm glad he's shaking things up. As powerful as Google is, they need to improve on certain things like support for developers and tech support/customer service. I'd be absolutely elated (happy) if I could communicate with someone at Google whenever there's a Google Voice or Google Checkout or whatever issue. And pissing off their developers by outages and issues and such, they really need to take better care of their developers and end users.

  • Asphyx

    Well from everything I have read his focus is on Social Media innovation. He has tied the bonus structure (25%) towards success in that area.

    Now I'm sure that will manifest itself in some way to Android but I don't see where that would translate to more Android Innovation.

    If you ask me one of the problems with android is the overselling of cloud services which makes the Contact issue quite unbearable.
    And the truth of the matter is if Google really wants to get into the Social Media biz they should simply buy up someone like LinkedIn (they will never get Facebook) and use that as the central part of their efforts.