Sundar Pichai gets a promotion, finds himself the new head of Google’s core products


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There’s no question Google has their hands in just about everything these days. That’s nothing new. Because of a vast and ever growing product portfolio, Google has typically seen itself run by a large group of execs, with CEO Larry Paige overseeing things, of course. But it looks like that could soon change.

After the departure of high profile execs like Andy Rubin and Vic Gundotra, Larry Paige is now reportedly handing the reins of their entire product line to none other than Sundar Pichai. This is yet another promotion for Pichai who joined up with Google back in 2004, only to quickly rise in the ranks and move from Chrome lead, to head of Google’s Android division.

Although it’s a major milestone for both Pichai and Google, Sundar’s title wont change — at least not at first — despite having execs from products like Maps, Search, social, and more now reporting to him instead of Page. There is one exception, however, with YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki keeping the video unit separate from Pichai’s management for the most part.

Google is continually evolving and the newest change in management is a clear sign that they’re looking to keep the innovation flowing. We wish Pichai the best of luck in his new (still hush-hush) role.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Sounds to me Larry Page is preparing to step down and join Google X with Segrey and groom Sundar to take his place.

  2. If he could nail the android one project in south asia and other emerging markets like Brazil etc, he could very well be on his way up the Google ladder.

    1. How much further up the Google ladder can you really go?

      1. Rob, do you think he is as far as he could go?

  3. Would love to see what he does to make chrome os and Android a seamless user experience.

  4. Microsoft has got Satya Nadella, and now Google is copying even that ethnic fact, typical Google, a damn thieve of ideas

    1. You must be a rocket scientist, mama must be proud.

    2. Pos ms products with monopoly on desktop

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