Googlerola still has some countries to convince. But Google made an announcement, a couple of days ago, that hints at the idea that the deal is almost ready to go through. Google has decided to put its very own Dennis Woodman at the head of Motorola Mobility, as CEO.
It has been said that Jha would be getting $66 million after the Google/Motorola merger goes through. This may have Sanjay very content about the acquisition, but the industry is starting to worry.
When this acquisition was announced, Google mentioned that Motorola Mobility was going to be left alone. And the acquisition’s purpose was mostly meant for broadening Google’s patent portfolio. Making a Google employee CEO of Motorola is quite the huge jump, though. And it looks like the changes might start showing up sooner than we expected.
Dennis Woodside has been with Google since 2003. Holding positions asDirector of Business Operations, Managing Director of Emerging Markets, Managing Director and VP of Google UK, President of Google Americas, and Senior Vice President of Google, Woodside is no little guy for the Search Giant.
Ever since I met Dennis in 2003, I have been impressed by his combination of entrepreneurialism and operational excellence. He’s never afraid to try new things and always ready to roll up his sleeves and pitch in.
-Omid Kordestani, SVP, Global Sales & Business Development
Needless to say that Woodside is a great asset for both Google and Motorola. But we will have to see how the future of Android is affected by this. Let’s hope that Motorola does not become the main Android player. Android’s success is highly affected by competition, and we would like to see such staying consistent.
Do you guys think we will see some Motorola favoritism going on in the coming years?