Google's big Android shakeup, replacing OS founder Andy Rubin with Sundar Pichai back in March
and thus bringing Android and Chrome under the same umbrella, won't lead to a merge in the short-term, but developers can expect big software - though perhaps not hardware - news at Google I/O this week, the new chief says. The big developer event this week will focus predominantly on getting the most out of Chrome and Android, not launching new hardware or combining them, Pichai told Wired
, though the freshly-empowered exec also took the time to discuss Google's broader attitudes to mobility and personal devices. Perhaps most controversially, Pichai isn't convinced that people-centric Android modifications, like Facebook Home
, quite deliver what they should. "I think life is multifaceted" he argues, "people are a huge part of it, but not the center and be-all of everything."