Motorola’s former president returns to Google to go new hardware division

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Rick Osterloh may also no longer be head of Motorola, but he will nonetheless be masses concerned with Android hardware. Recode reports that the previous president has been officially hired by means of Google to run its hardware division.

Osterloh is Google’s newest senior vice chairman of hardware and will report immediately to CEO Sundar Pichai. He’ll be overseeing the organization’s Nexus devices, in addition to other client hardware, includingdrugs, Chromebook laptops, OnHub, and even Google Glass. He’ll also be heading up Google’s ATAPdivision, filling the executive hollow created whilst Regina Dugan left for facebook’s hardware department.

Why this topics: This rent marks Osterloh’s successful return to the Google fold. His tenure as president of Motorola began whilst Google became at the helm, and ended beneath Lenovo’s leadership, about twoyears after that acquisition. Osterloh lost his activity amid a string of layoffs and restructuring at Lenovo.

Google itself has had a records of rocky hardware launches, although it’s been slowly steadying the deliverwith a few successes, most considerably last 12 months’s Nexus gadgets. It’s planning to follow up with apurchasergeared up venture Tango phone—made together with Lenovo. It’ll be exciting to see how Osterloh manages juggling so many exceptional hardware divisions, which includes partnering with hisformer organization.