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This Nexus 6 Prototype With Fingerprint Reader is Neat

4 months agoTechnology / Google : Droid Life

If you own a Nexus 6, you are likely familiar with the dimple on its backside. We have known since this past January that this dimple was supposed to be a fingerprint reader, according to ex-Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside, and now (inShow More Summary

This tough-guy exec ran Motorola for Google and almost got poached by Apple. Now he's in charge of saving Dropbox

After Dropbox raised $350 million at a $10 billion valuation early last year, the file storage company pulled an audacious move: it hired Dennis Woodside, an 11-year Google veteran who was most recently Motorola’s CEO, as its first-ever chief operating officer. Show More Summary

TC Droidcast Episode 35: The Nexus 6 With Touch ID That Might Have Been

We venture into the glorious Land of Speculation today to ponder what a Nexus 6 with a fingerprint reader would’ve been like, after former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside revealed one was planned but then scrapped after Apple acquired AuthenTec to provide the basis for Touch ID. Show More Summary

Ex-Motorola CEO admits to cancelled Nexus 6 fingerprint reader

Dennis Woodside says Synaptics couldn't match Apple's fingerprint solution.

Apple's AuthenTec Acquisition Left Nexus 6 Without a Fingerprint Sensor

10 months agoTechnology / Apple :

The dimple on the back of Motorola's Nexus 6 would have featured a Touch ID-like fingerprint sensor if Apple had not acquired sensor firm AuthenTec in 2012, according to former Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside. In an interview with...Show More Summary

Apple is the reason the Nexus 6 doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner

10 months agoTechnology : Gigaom

Since the Nexus 6 was released, it's been evident that Google's developer flagship came very close to having a fingerprint scanner. Thanks to ex-Motorola CEO and current Dropbox COO Dennis Woodside, we…

Apple’s purchase of AuthenTec cost the Nexus 6 its fingerprint reader, reveals former Motorola CEO

10 months agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

When Apple bought AuthenTec back in 2012, it did more than grab the best fingerprint technology available for itself – it also stopped Google including a fingerprint sensor in the Nexus 6, revealed former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside. Speaking to the Telegraph, Woodside said that the dimple on the back of the handset was originally intended to be […]

The Nexus 6 nearly had a fingerprint sensor in its dimple

Motorola's Nexus 6 almost had a fingerprint sensor, but Apple spoiled the idea. In an interview with UK newspaper The Telegraph, former CEO Dennis Woodside (who now leads Dropbox) reveals that the handset's dimple was supposed to play home to a discr...

Moto E review: Where very good meets very cheap

After Motorola released the well-received Moto X into the world last year, most of us had just one question: What's Google's expensive mobile division doing next? Then-chief Dennis Woodside was surprisingly forthcoming for a tech CEO -- he said...

UK managing director Andrew Morley departs Motorola after Lenovo takeover

In light of Motorola's sale to Lenovo, the company's UK managing director Andrew Morley is set to leave after joining Motorola back in 2010. This departure follows CEO Dennis Woodside stepping down back in September, soon after Google sold its mobile company to Lenovo.

Meet the man anointed to lead the new Motorola

Now that Motorola is no longer a Google company (well, almost, as the Lenovo acquisition is not yet final) and Dennis Woodside, the former Googler named to lead it under Google, is now the COO of Dropbox, Motorola on Wednesday announced its next President and COO will be Rick Osterloh. Show More Summary

Motorola Names Rick Osterloh as COO

Motorola today named Rick Osterloh as the company's President and COO. He replaces former CEO Dennis Woodside, who left the company after Google announced plans to sell Motorola to Lenovo. Osterloh will run Motorola's day-to-day operations until the sale with Lenovo closes. Show More Summary

Motorola names Rick Osterloh new president and COO

Motorola Mobility has a new President and COO: Rick Osterloh. Formerly SVP of Product, Osterloh is taking over the helm of Motorola from form CEO Dennis Woodside. Woodside, if you'll recall, stepped down in September to take a position as COO of Dropbox, following Google's selling of Motorola to Lenovo.

Motorola boss departs for Dropbox

The head of Google-owned maker Motorola, Dennis Woodside, announced that he is leaving the smartphone maker to become chief operating officer at the online storage firm Dropbox. ||| San Francisco - The head of Google-owned maker Motorola,...Show More Summary

Dropbox Hires a Google Executive, as It Starts Its Next Phase for Growth

2 years agoTechnology : Bits

Dennis Woodside, the chief executive of Motorola, which Google is selling, will become Dropbox's first chief operating officer as it tries to become a grown-up company.

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside Heading To Dropbox As COO

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside Dennis Woodside, a ten-year Google veteran who most recently served as CEO of its Motorola Mobility unit, will be moving to cloud-storage service Dropbox as its first chief operating officer. Google recently...Show More Summary

Motorola’s rockstar CEO jumps ship as Lenovo promises smartphone profits

Under Dennis Woodside's leadership Motorola made great products and lost a lot of money, but now he's out the door. Lenovo wants to stop the losses, but will Moto still have the talent to do it?

Motorola CEO Woodside to Depart In March

Dennis Woodside, who served as the CEO of Motorola while it was under Google's ownership, announced plans to leave the company next month. Woodside will step down on March 31. Google's Jonathan Rosenberg will step in as COO at Motorola Mobility as of April 1. Show More Summary

Dennis Woodside to step down as Motorola CEO

It's official: Former Googler heading to Dropbox as COO Following reports from The Wall Street Journal yesterday, Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has announced that he'll be leaving his post at the end of March. As reported by the WSJ last night, Woodside will join cloud storage firm Dropbox as COO. Show More Summary

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms he's leaving for Dropbox

Not that we had serious doubts about the Wall Street Journal's report, but it's nice to get confirmation of Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside's departure. Less than two years after taking over the position from Sanjay Jha, who ran the company before the...

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