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Scoop: Pixel boss getting a new job at Google

Mario Queiroz, at the 2016 launch of the Google Pixel
Mario Queiroz, at the 2016 launch of the Google Pixel. Photo: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images

Mario Queiroz, the Google VP who serves as general manager of its Pixel smartphone business, is leaving the hardware unit for a new job in the office of CEO Sundar Pichai, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: The move comes as Google gears up for this fall's launch of the Pixel 4. Queiroz has been involved in Google's mobile efforts since the first Android phone and has led a number of other projects, including Chromecast, Google Home and the Stadia streaming game service.

Overall hardware unit head Rick Osterloh will directly oversee the Pixel business, at least for now.

And he's got a big task ahead. The company has set expectations high for the Pixel 4, having already published some details of the device, including its rear camera array and ability to be controlled via gestures.