Samsung exec says Andy Rubin was "stubborn" but Sundar Pichai is "super collaborative"
posted by Michael H. / Mar 22, 2013, 10:27 PM
letter to the Open Handset Alliance, he is "an entrepreneur at heart". On the other hand, Sundar Pichai seems to be much more talented at making deals with other companies, and managing an established product, as he has done with Chrome.The general idea around the move was pretty simple: Andy is the kind of guy who is much better suited to building something new, rather than maintaining an established product. As he said in his
According to Packingham, the relationship with Google is "super-important" to Samsung (he loves to say "super"), because ultimately Samsung was selling Google software (although you might not realize that if you picked up a Galaxy device in the last couple years.) He said that it was tough working with Rubin because once he took a position, "You weren't going to get him to deviate from that position." On the other hand, Sundar Pichai is a "super-nice person" and "super collaborative".
There has been a lot of speculation about the relationship between Samsung and Google, but this makes it sound like things may have been a bit rough, but the move to put Sundar Pichai in as head of Android could make things even better in the future.
source: Business Insider
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I think this is a super great article, I think it's super cool than you posted it. all kidding aside, I am curious to see what the future holds for Android. Android has really become super amazing in just the last couple years. Even mid range devices now are super responsive/lag free and have super specs. lol
posted on Mar 22, 2013, 10:34 PM 13
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So was Samsung instrumental in the reshuffle/shuffle in any way?
posted on Mar 22, 2013, 10:40 PM 0
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great now where is the Nexus 5??
posted on Mar 22, 2013, 10:53 PM 0
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Yeahhh boyyyeeee... It's like Google is the owner, Android is the Team, Andy was the coach and Samsung is the star player... Coach gotta go if the star player isn't happy... :/
posted on Mar 22, 2013, 11:14 PM 22
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Samsung wants to take the Apple route. They will become less, and less dependent on Android when they release Tizen. They want to control their hardware and software. This is why the GS4 was kinda underwhelming, they're saving the best spec phone for later this year when they release Tizen. Google also will eventually push Motorola into the #1 spot for android phones. Both companies understand that they must have a backup plan. Samsung, from a software standpoint, and a Google, from a hardware standpoint.
posted on Mar 23, 2013, 6:49 AM 3
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