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Andy Rubin, “impresario del cuore” saluta il team Android

Nicola Ligas

Abbiamo appreso nella giornata di ieri, con stupore e molta curiosità per l’avvenire, dell’abbandono di Andy Rubin come leader del progetto Android, meravigliandoci al contempo della mancanza di un suo comunicato in merito. Quest’ultimo è arrivato nella forma di un’email da parte del papà del robottino, pubblicata dal Wall Strett Journal, nella quale Rubin si definisce un “entrepreneur at heartun’impresario del cuore.

Rubin lascia da vincente, come in fondo è giusto fare, ribadendo i 750 milioni di dispositivi Android già puntualizzati ieri da Larry Page e avendo piena fiducia nel suo successore, Sundar Pichai, e anche in Hiroshi Lockheimer vice presidente del settore ingegneristico di Android, e in tutto il team che ha fatto finora crescere il robottino e altrettanto farà in futuro. “Un migliaio di menti sono meglio di una“, è un concetto che è sempre stato basilare e che Rubin ribadisce anche in chiusura: “resto appassionato dal potere di una semplice idea e di uno scopo condiviso – una piattaforma open source liberamente disponibile per chiunque – per trasformare l’informatica ovunque. Grazie per il vostro supporto“.

No Andy, grazie a te.

Dear friends,

In November of 2007 we announced the Open Handset Alliance with 34 founding members. Today, I’m grateful to the over 85 OHA members who have helped us build Android and drive innovation at such an incredible pace. The Android ecosystem has seen tremendous growth since the launch of the very first Android device in October 2008. The volume and variety of Android devices exceeds even my most optimistic expectations – over 750 million compatible devices and counting!

At its core, Android has always been about openness – the idea that a thousand brains are better than one. Just as the ecosystem has grown, so has our team at Google. I am incredibly proud of the phenomenal group of people that spend their days (and nights) building the Android platform and services. Just look at last year…a lean yet incredibly ambitious team released Jellybean with Google Now, launched Google Play in many languages and countries and collaborated with several partners to build three new Nexus devices to help drive innovation in the ecosystem.

Today, the success of Android combined with the strength of our management team, gives me the confidence to step away from Android and hand over the reins. Going forward, Sundar Pichai will lead Android, in addition to his existing work with Chrome and Apps. Hiroshi Lockheimer – who many of you already know well – plus the rest of the Android leadership team will work closely with all of our partners to advance Android and prepare the platform for new products and services yet to be imagined.

As for me, I am an entrepreneur at heart and now is the right time for me to start a new chapter within Google. I am amazed by what we have accomplished from those early days (not so long ago!), and remain passionate about the power of a simple idea and a shared goal – an open source platform freely available to everyone – to transform computing for people everywhere.

Thank you for your support,

– andy

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