Pichai makes his first personnel moves as Google CEO

Hiroshi Lockheimer gets a promotion to SVP of Android

Hiroshi Lockheimer gets a promotion to SVP of Android

Following the restructuring that made Google a subsidiary of umbrella company Alphabet, the search giant had a new CEO in Sundar Pichai. The executive, you might recall, had replaced Andy Rubin as the top dog at Android after Rubin decided to call it quits. Today, Pichai made his first personnel moves as the top executive at Google.

Pichai is calling upon Hiroshi Lockheimer to take the reigns as SVP of Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast. Lockheimer previously served as Android VP and has been with Google since 2006. In another move, Neal Mohan jumps from garden variety VP of display and video advertising, to SVP of display and video advertising. Also moving on up at Google is Phillip Schindler, who is now SVP of Global Sales and Operations.

With the restructuring, Google's businesses include search, ads, maps, apps, YouTube and Android. Other parts of Google that will now become their own separate organizations inside Alphabet include Nest, Fiber, Google Ventures, Google Capital, and Google X. Alphabet's CEO is Larry Page, with Sergey Brin as president. Eric Schmidt is the Executive Chairman.

With the restructuring, those other units like Google Ventures, Nest, Google Capital and Google X will have their own executive teams, and their successes will no longer be hidden by all of the other businesses that used to be lumped together as Google. And if one of the divisions has major success, it will be easier to spin off to the public, which would increase the value of Alphabet. At the same time, this will also magnify any failures coming from these now independent units.

source: Re/Code via AndroidCentral

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19 Comments

1. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

All the smoooooooth mooooves P.S: I thought he was Hiroshi for a sec?

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 618; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

I hope pichai decides to make Google a note open and friendly company to competitors much like Satya did for Microsoft..

3. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I know they arent perfect but they deal with Apple regularly. MS....lets be real MS is lucky Google even deals with them at all after Scroogled.

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Yet Google relies heavily on MS, Google is lucky MS exists for them to make money off of.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 6654; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Let's get real shall we. Tziggy14 throws in where he hopes pichai decides to make Google a note open and friendly company to competitors much like Satya did for Microsoft. Microsoft is a closed company with closed OS's and closed product's. Google is the open company with open and free products. Microsoft has only made some of their products free because of Google and their products. Listen with 1.4 billion people accessing Google's play store every 30 days. Microsoft should be only happy that Google is letting them on their play store. You have to remember that Microsoft only recently added their office and a few of their other apps and services recently to Android users. Microsoft is the one that realized that they were the ones loosing out on a vast user base. That user based learned a long time ago that there was other office and productivity apps other than Microsoft's, and they were living and doing just fine without Microsoft's stuff. Now elitewolverine, you go on that Google relies heavily on MS. So you mean the patent's and the litigation that Microsoft relies on to get money out of others. Of course that is how Microsoft is making more money from Android then their own WP or mobile division.

11. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Let me translate what he said since you have a hard time processing what he said. Without MS, Google would barely be recognised and would not be a billionaire company. MS was a billionaire company before Google existed. They wouldn't lose out w/o Google.

14. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Their OS is closed source, but they deal greatly in Open Source as well. Technically Google's OS is also closed source since you cannot make a Forked version of android once you enter OHA, its all about how you look at it. Not to mention their offerings that do make them money...like I don't know...the PLAYSTORE is CLOSED SOURCE - legally. See you bring up patents about MS relying on Android for money, when you forgot the first part of you paragraph. For Android to work the way it does today, GOOGLE OS relies on 300+ patents for it to WORK. So think about it, does MS rely on Google for this? Or does Google rely on MS patents to even deliver a product that can talk to 1 billion devices. Devices that people use to make apps etc for said platform?

15. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Same could also be said about Android and MS and the licenses for the patents.... Shall we continue? Lets say Apple won the desktop wars.....then it would be Apple and OS X that Google would be relying on, right? No matter who the dominating desktop OS is Google's search engine would find a home. Just like once upon a time BB and MS ruled the smartphone world...now its Apple and Google.

16. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

This is not just about desktop though, Google/Android relies on many things from MS. And you are right if it wasn't MS it might be Apple or IBM. But the idea that MS is 'lucky' is laughable at best.

18. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

"MS....lets be real MS is lucky Google even deals with them at all after Scroogled." That was the entire sentence in context. Just like Apple is lucky Samsung stills deal with them after the lawsuits. Apple keeps using Samsung for chip manufacturing, components for a reason. What I meant was for a company to basically resort to FUD and possibly slander....when their own products do damn near the exact same thing (Bing and hotmail) They are lucky Google deals with them at all. All these MS apps showing up in the Play Store? Thats for a reason. Maybe I worded it bad....for mobile they are lucky Google even deals with them at all. Without Android their mobile division might have been closed up shop.

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I also mentioned Scroogled because......name a time when Google did a significant campaign like that against....anyone....but especially against MS.

6. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Thanks to Google for stopping MS monoply & giving consumers open source platform.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Google is a monopoly themselves and they abuse it.

17. StreetNerd

Posts: 870; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

first time I liked a comment of urs :')

20. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple is the biggest monopoly which 90% mobile phone revenue and there is no competitor in the iOS ecosystem at all. Mxyzptik being a Apple fan boy are obviously blind to this fact. I really wish i could buy a cheaper or more advance iOS phone from other suppliers.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Google has always been open and friendly with competitors. They gave them Android...didnt they? Google services support iOS, Mac OS X and Windows...doesn't it?

4. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Phillip Schindler Philip Schiller Something Familiar?

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Alphabet will be E Corp from Mr. Robot, that is happening :O

7. AnTuTu

Posts: 1580; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

I think Apple is a perfect example of E - Corp.

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