Senior Product Manager Erick Tseng Parts Ways with Google and the Android Team


Erick Tseng just announced via Twitter that he will be stepping down as Senior Product Manager on Google’s Android team, and will be finding a new home working with Facebook innovating “at the intersect of mobile and social.” Who knows exactly what that means, but it is a definite loss for the Android folks at Google. No word on who is taking over his old position, but we are sure Google will find a more than suitable replacement. Is it too much to hope that one of Erick’s first moves at Facebook will be to deliver a quality Android app?


[via Engadget]

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  1. Wow didn’t see that coming.

  2. I guess he got tired of not being evil.

    If so, he certainly picked the right new employer.

  3. WOW (shocked)

  4. Damn.. I wonder what that means for the Google Phone shop with the Nexus one.. wasn’t he the man behind that?

  5. I know i may sound stupid, but this doesn’t really say to me he left Google and Android for Facebook… I”m not quite sure what he meant by it, but I don’t really see how it necessarily means he switching jobs… then again, I am quite unsure about this.

  6. I agree. Reading that on its own, I wouldn’t have guessed he was leaving Google. It just sounds like he’s starting a new project on Monday. I’ll cross my fingers until it’s confirmed one way or the other.

  7. 5. is right

  8. I meant 6

  9. Erik Tseng never actually announced he was stepping down as Senior Product Manager…

  10. Sounds like he’s going to work with fb on something doesn’t sound like he’s leaving the Android family.

  11. The new chapter in my life comment sure sounds like he is switching jobs. All I have to say is thank you for what you have done with Android.

  12. He updated twitter again

    “Thanks everbody for all the good wishes. As for what I’ll be doing, I’m going to be Head of Mobile Products for Facebook”

  13. Anyone else just getting so tired of all the conjecture?

  14. This is great news for Phandroid Facebook users. WE MIGHT GET A GREAT FB APP FOR ANDROID!

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