Previous Motorola president Rick Osterloh is time for Google to run a brand new hardware division.
Osterloh, that left Motorola last 30 days, is now Senior Vice Leader of Hardware at Search engines, according to his LinkedIn user profile.
As Re/code reports, Osterloh may handle Google's Nexus products and "living room" products like Chromecast, OnHub, ATAP as well as Project Ara, Glass, and much more. A Google spokeswoman verified Re/code's report, but rejected to comment further; Osterloh didn't immediately respond to PCMag's request comment.
The Silicon Valley experienced got his start from Motorola in 2007 once the company acquired Good Technologies, where he served because vice president of item and marketing. Osterloh spent 2 yrs in London, heading upward Skype's design and item management, before heading to Motorola—and Google—in 2012 after Google purchased the telephone maker. Two years later on, as Google was promoting Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, Osterloh had been named president and COO associated with Motorola Mobility.
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Now, Osterloh will are accountable to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Re/code states.
At 2012's Mobile Globe Congress, Osterloh offered several candid quips, including his assessment that existing wearable computing products are "extremely ugly. " He also forecasted that "the days associated with $650 smartphones are visiting an end. "
For any trip down memory street, check out PCMag's job interview with Osterloh from 2013, subsequent Motorola's Moto X introduction.