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Android’s leadership team just got another shake-up

Dave Burke presenting at Google I/O 2024. | Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge

Android’s leadership team at Google is losing another key leader. Dave Burke, VP of engineering for Android, is “stepping away” from heading up Android engineering and is “shifting into an advisory position while exploring AI / bio projects,” he said in an email he posted to LinkedIn.

“AI has the potential to play a pivotal role in accelerating drug discovery, with wide applicability, including in hard-to-treat pediatric cancers, a topic close to my heart,” Burke said. “I’m working with Sundar to explore relevant roles at Alphabet.”

Burke’s departure follows Google’s recent move to combine its Android and hardware teams into a new “Platforms and Devices” team run by Rick Osterloh. As part of that change, Google announced that Hiroshi…

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