Eric Chu no longer in charge of Android Market/Google Play Store


Google’s strategic move to rebrand Android Market, and it’s various other content stores, and bring them all under a single roof of Google Play has resulted in a change of leadership of the Android Market. Kim Mai Cutler of TechCrunch is reporting that Eric Chu, who has been overseeing the Market, is stepping away and exploring other options within Google.

Jamie Rosenberg, who’s been the face of the Google Music launch, is said to be taking over at least some of Eric’s responsibilities. Rosenberg had previously worked with Andy Rubin at Danger as the VP of the company’s premium services.

How this move will directly change the operation of Google Play will only be known down the line. As Kim Mai Cutler mentions in the TechCrunch article, Eric Chu was leading the developer relations and business development side of the Android Market. While Rosenberg seems a good fit for the latter, the developer relations side looks a little open right now.

I must admit, though, that the dev relations team has been doing a great job ever since the launch of Google+, with Reto Meier as the face of it, and I don’t see any issues arising there.

Raveesh Bhalla

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  1. Rosenburg must be possessed by Sanjay’s ghost from Motorola!

    It wasn’t broke. It didn’t need fixing!

  2. Finally some heads rolling  for that rebranding… for that horrible name.

    1.  Maybe the opposite? Maybe he was against the idea of calling it Play

  3. Hopefully we see really good ideas from this guy and hopefully really great services from the Google Play store. The “Deals” have made me purchase both music and apps and i’ll like to see more of that in the near future.

  4. They could call it google jump off a bridge for all I care. I took advantage of the big deals. They could rename it twice a year for all I care. Keep having sales.

  5. market still mostly useless for european users. please offer more payment options. that guy was surely against it

  6. What I want to know is why after the new Play branding I no longer can buy apps from the market…they have blocked Puerto Rico from the market WTF…I can access but no longer can complete the purchases!

    1. Hasta donde yo se Tmobile, Sprint y At&t puedes comprar. Es en Claro que no se puede porque su internet y market es el latino. Do open mobile no se nada.

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