Google seems to be giving its Android Tablets division some attention


One of Android’s co-founders is now working as CTO of Android Tablets. | Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

One of Android’s original founders, Rich Miner, is working on Android tablets, a fact that was recently revealed in a ComputerWorld report digging into Google’s history with tablets. Miner’s LinkedIn page appears to confirm it, listing his current title as “CTO Android Tablets,” and says he’s been in that role since March, 2021. Google told The Verge in an email that his specific role is “leading software development for Android for large screens” in the “Platforms and Ecosystems team.”

Given that someone pivotal to Android’s history is now working on tablets, and some job listings Google has posted, it seems like the company may be doing something interesting with Android beyond phones and foldables. Miner worked on Android when it was…

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