Today is my last day at Google.
I’ve been at Google for six years but it feels more like “Two years at Google and four years in a small start up called Android that plans to revolutionize the mobile industry”. I don’t know what’s the most surprising: how ambitious that goal was four years ago or how far Android has come today.
It’s hard to believe that Android shipped its first device about a year and a half ago and at that time, Apple had already sold more than ten million iPhones. Who would have guessed that it would only take Android eighteen months to catch up and pass the iPhone in market share?
In this short period of time, we’ve gone through four major releases (and many, many minor ones, some of which you probably never even heard of), and each new version has been a major milestone that got everyone on the team incredibly excited.
FroYo is no exception, prepare to be blown away by what you will see very soon.
Leaving Google is by far the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make, but I feel that the time has come for me to move on to new challenges.
And for those of you wondering where I’m going, I accepted a job at LinkedIn. As you can see, I’m not going very far (LinkedIn is literally next door to Google) and I’m certainly planning to keep blogging, tweeting and buzzing.