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The Verge’s executive editor, Dieter Bohn, has announced his departure from the tech news site. Bohn will join the Google team responsible for developing Android and Chrome. Earlier in his career, he founded Android Central and iMore before co-founding The Verge in 2011.

Dieter Bohn of The Verge begins a new chapter in his career. In a lengthy editorial published on Friday, Bohn announced that he is leaving the tech media outlet he co-founded in 2011 to join Google.

Bohn, who served as executive editor of The Verge for more than a decade, will take on a new role on Google’s platforms and ecosystems team. However, his exact responsibility remains unclear.

He also revealed that he “has not been involved in editorial decisions for some time”.

“I’m going to Google to work on the Platforms & Ecosystems team,” he wrote. “I’m excited to shape the future of software platforms like Android and Chrome — and continue to work at the nexus of technology and culture, just in a different way.”

The team is responsible for the search giant’s work on Chrome and Android, so it’s a safe bet that Bohn will play a key role in shaping what’s next for these platforms.

Hiroshi Lockheimer, Google’s senior vice president overseeing Android, Chrome and Chrome OS, welcomed Bohn in response to his tweet announcing the move.

Dieter, I’m really looking forward to working with you! I’m also humbled — and honored — that you’ve decided to work with us.March 4, 2022

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Bohn was one of the founders of The Verge, which came about more than a decade ago. Before that, according to his LinkedIn profile, he was editor-in-chief of Smartphone Experts for five years.

He also founded several influential tech news sites, including Android Central and iMore.

Overall, he spent over 20 years in the tech media, covering the best Android phones and the smartphone industry as a whole. Bohn received his bachelor’s degree in English and Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas. He was also a Ph.D. candidate in English at the University of Minnesota.

We at Android Central wish Bohn all the best at Google!



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