Facebook 'likes' Android senior project manager

May 12, 2010: 5:17 PM ET

Erick Tseng, Google's Senior Android Project Manager, tweets about his departure for Facebook.

Despite the numerous avenues he could have chosen, Tseng took to Twitter to break the news:

About to begin a new, exciting chapter in my life. Heading to #Facebook on Monday to help innovate at the intersect of mobile and social.

Tseng, who's also spent time at Microsoft (MSFT) and Yahoo! (YHOO), has been a very public face for Android, going on the Engadget Show, as well as presenting at the launch of the Nexus One event.

TechCrunch thinks he's shifting gears to work on the Facebook Android App, which feels a little bit insignificant to me.  However, he'd be the right person for the job.

Google said in a comment, "Erick made many great contributions here, and we know he'll do the same in his next endeavors. we wish him all the best."

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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