A momentus day for the world: we have a new leader for 500m of the world’s believers.
After much secrecy - and no doubt a little white smoke - despite strict California pollution controls, Google CEO Larry Page announced on the group’s blog this week that Sundar Pichai is replacing Andy Rubin as the Head of the Android operating system. According to Page’s blog, Android is the most used mobile operating system in the world, with a global partnership of over 60 manufacturers; more than 750 million devices activated globally; with 25 billion apps downloaded from Google Play.
Why does this make a difference?
Well, Sundar is also Head of Chrome and Head of Google Apps. This signals what many have long believed - that the days of mobile are passing and we are moving to a world of constant mobile access through many touchpoints. Where mobile connectivity is a given for the majority of the world, the challenge is how to create great connected experiences that matter more than the technology, or the box it comes in. And here at e3, we’re increasingly developing ‘always connected’ solutions – because this is what our clients need and what their customers want and expect.
My belief is that now is the right time for a brand new era and a new leader. I wonder if Sundar is being fitted for white jeans, baseball cap and T-Shirt as we speak?
* Photo: Google