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May 2015 - January 2022

Hiroshi Lockheimer is the Senior Vice President of Android, Chrome OS, and Chromecast at Google. Formerly, he was VP of engineering for Android, but in 2014 was also put in charge of the Chrome engineering team.

Hiroshi Lockheimer Stories January 8

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Hiroshi Lockheimer oversees all of Google’s operating systems as Senior Vice President of Platforms and Ecosystems. In recent years, he has been very critical of Apple not supporting the RCS standard to make iOS messaging more interoperable with Android, and the latest salvo on iMessage is the harshest yet.

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Hiroshi Lockheimer Stories February 20, 2017



Hiroshi Lockheimer, the sitting Senior Vice President of Android at Google, has always been a bit of a tease. Whether it’s teasing potential names of 2018’s Android release or potential names for last year’s Android release, the guy just doesn’t stop. Now, he has hit Twitter with perhaps his most blatant tweet yet regarding the name of the forthcoming Android release…

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Hiroshi Lockheimer Stories February 18, 2016


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Following Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s vague series of tweets yesterday, Hiroshi Lockheimer, senior vice president of Android, Chrome OS and Chromecast, has come out and offered his own opinion on Apple’s battle with the government on national security versus user privacy. Earlier this week, a U.S. judge ruled that Apple must help the FBI obtain data from a passcode-locked iPhone 5c used by one of the gunmen in the fatal San Bernardino shooting. Apple CEO Tim Cook then responded by posting an open letter on Apple’s homepage saying that Apple would not comply with the court’s request.

Although Lockheimer’s responses are just as vague as Pichai’s, he does seem to agree with Cook and Apple…

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Hiroshi Lockheimer Stories May 26, 2015


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Prior to this week’s Google I/O developers’ conference in San Francisco, Google’s Vice President of Engineering for Android Hiroshi Lockheimer sat down with Fast Company to talk about the current state (and the future) of Android, Chrome OS, and more. Lockheimer confirmed the upcoming announcement of Android M, and offered much insight into where Android came from, where it’s going, and how it’s evolving in a world with more and more interconnected devices…

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