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5 Things Motorola’s New CEO Must Do

5 Things Motorola’s New CEO Must Do

5 Things Motorola’s New CEO Must Do
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Google today said that it has finally closed its acquisition of Motorola. First announced in August 2011, the $ 12.5 billion deal took longer than expected to clear regulatory hurdles in China. China gave Google the green light on May 19 and Google now owns Motorola Mobility, for which it paid $ 40 per share in cash.

Now that the deal is complete, Google has already made changes to the company’s leadership. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha, who led the company for about three and a half years, is stepping aside and being replaced by Dennis Woodside, a Google veteran. According to Google, Woodside played a pivotal role in the acquisition process. Jha will work with Google to help complete the leadership transition, but only temporarily.

“I’m happy to announce the deal has closed,” said Google CEO Larry Pa…………… continues on InformationWeek

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Motorola reveals plans for its own Android interface skin
News from PanARMENIAN.Net:

May 27, 2012 – 13:59 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Despite officially becoming a Google-owned company earlier this week, it appears Motorola won’t be utilizing the stock Android interface on its phones. Instead, the company has revealed it plans to release its own skin for the Android interface, Neowin reports.

The skin won’t actually differ greatly from the stock interface, according to videos on Motorola’s Japanese site. Some notable changes include new icons and formatting issues, as well as changes to the standard lock and home screens. Motorola’s new lock screen includes quick access to the camera, text messages, phone book and home screen. Additional widgets have been added to Motorola phones as well, including specialized social networking tools. Additionally, Motorola has overhauled the stock Android camera to include the ability to capture stills while recording video.

It’s unclear if any of the changes Motorola’s made to the stock Android experience will alleviate some of the legal issues it faces from Microsoft’s ownership of key smartphone patents, although that seems an unlikely scenario, the report says.

Microsoft recently won an injunction against Motorola for Android’s use of multi-part text messaging. Microsoft and Motorola are facing numerous other patent disputes relating to Android a…………… continues on PanARMENIAN.Net

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