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Google is combining its Android and hardware teams – and it's all about AI


Google announces a significant internal reorganization, merging its Android and hardware teams into a new 'Platforms and Devices' team. Led by Rick Osterloh, the team aims to accelerate AI integration across Google's product line, including Pixel devices, Android, Chrome and more. The shift, emphasizing the importance of AI, is anticipated to rapidly advance Google's offerings through closer collaboration between hardware and software initiatives.

  • Google's new Platforms and Devices team is led by Rick Osterloh.
  • AI is the central focus of the reorganization at Google.
  • Hiroshi Lockheimer moves to other projects within Google.
  • The team merge aims for full-stack innovation and faster advancements.
  • Google seeks to tightly integrate AI with its hardware and software.