A series of unfortunate events recently forced Jean-Baptiste Quéru (former AOSP lead) into an uncomfortable corner. JBQ resigned his position at Google, but that does not mean his formidable career is ending. His known talent and personality has found a new home at a competing company – Yahoo.
Why did Jean-Baptiste Quéru leave Google?
After working six months working hard on the Nexus 7′s source code, no details were able to be released. This is due to legal issues with Qualcomm, who asked Google not to release details about the Nexus 7′s Qualcomm processor and GPU.
This situation proved to be very disheartening for JBQ. Especially after working so long in this project and the whole world putting this situation in his shoulders. He had no power to change this, and so decided to leave for greener pastures.
Jean-Baptiste Quéru working for Yahoo
Yahoo is in a shopping spree for talent lately, which is proving to be a good idea. The internet giant recently gave the CEO crown to Marissa Mayer, former VP of Google. She is making some great changes in the company, and mobile software is a very strong focus in this quest.
With this in mind, it only makes sense that Yahoo would try to snatch Jean-Baptiste Quéru while they can. He would be a great addition to the team, especially with his experience in mobile. We do not know exactly what he will be doing at Yahoo, but we would be willing to be its related to the improvements in Yahoo’s mobile presence.
Let’s see what happens next!
What will Jean-Baptiste Quéru be doing at Yahoo? We can only wonder. We won’t speculate too much on this, but we will definitely keep an ear open for more information. You can be sure you will be the first to know, so stick around to see what Jean-Baptiste Quéru’s next projects are!
Yahoo probably just appreciates JBQ’s experience and vision and wants to see how much further him and Mayer will take Yahoo.