Google exec leaves its business-focused team for the company's VR division

Amit Singh will be leaving Google for Work behind to run the business and operations side of Google VR

Google for Work President Amit Singh is leaving the company's business-focused division to tackle new challenges on the virtual reality side of the house.

Singh will be joining the Google VR team to lead its business and operations efforts, he said in a tweet Friday. The company hired him six years ago from Oracle to lead the Google for Work team, and he was at its head for the launch of a number of key enterprise-focused products, including Android for Work and Chromebooks for Work.

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Those products have been important parts of Google's strategy to bring in businesses as paying customers. It will be interesting to see what his move means for the company's VR ambitions.

Currently, most of Google's VR offerings are aimed primarily at consumers, but Singh's move to the world of virtual reality may signal something of a shift.

The news comes roughly six months after Google hired VMware co-founder Diane Greene to lead a team overseeing its business-focused efforts, including Google for Work.

Google confirmed it is actively seeking to replace Singh, and Greene will work with the Google for Work team until a replacement is hired. It's unclear whether Singh's replacement will come from within Google.

Interestingly, rumors have begun swirling that Google plans to announce a new Android VR platform next week at its I/O developer conference. It's still not clear what Android VR would be capable of, or how it would stand out from the existing Google Cardboard ecosystem.

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