Motorola is an iconic American brand, that will soon become part and parcel of Beijing-based Lenovo. Google formally announced a couple of weeks ago that its unloading Motorola to Lenovo, the well known PC maker not only gets a vast distribution network, but also a big chance to make itself a force to be reckoned with in the global mobile market. Dennis Woodside, the man who has been at the helm of Motorola for quite some time will not be making the proverbial move to Chine along with the company, instead he’s heading to cloud storage frontrunner Dropbox.
Earlier today it was claimed by The Wall Street Journal, citing three anonymous sources in a very detailed report, that Woodside is leaving Motorola to join Dropbox as its Chief Operating Officer. Shortly after the report was published, Google CEO Larry Page sent out a statement confirming that Woodside is indeed leaving Motorola, “I wish him all the best with his new big job at Dropbox,” Page said. Woodside had been Motorola’s CEO for just under two years and during his reign he launched well received products such as the Moto X and Moto G. As far as his replacement is concerned, no names have come up as yet, we’ll have to wait and see who Lenovo picks for the top slot.