Google announced that it has acquired Motorola Mobility and replaced its chief executive with a long-time Googler.
Google chief executive Larry Page penned the Google statement made on its Official Google Bog, commending Motorola for being an innovator and made a "big, early bet on Android." Motorola did create the first cell phone, he continued, and mobile still has a lot of potential.
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"Motorola has become an incredibly valuable partner to Google," Page said. "Many users coming on line today may never use a desktop machine . . . That’s why it’s a great time to be in the mobile business,"
Sanjay Ha, Motorola's CEO, has stepped down and been replaced with Dennis Woodside, a Googler who's been with the company since 2003. Woodside came to Google as head of business operations, then later was named president of its Americas region, according to Bloomberg Business week. Currently he's named as one of Google's senior vice presidents on its corporate website.
He's already assembled a transition team, including "strong new hires" to take over the struggling mobile manufacturer -- and this is after he was approached by Apple's Tim Cook to head its sales division, according to the Next Web.
Woodside obviously is a true Googler -- if he's resistant to Apple -- so it will be interesting to see what kind of innovations the search titan and Motorola engineers can create.