Google snatched Apple's chief of quality assurance for a possible Motorola project run by Sergey Brin
The alleged corporate switch comes hot on the heels of DoJ investigation into the Silicon Valley hiring practices meant to avoid luring employees from one another, so as to keep the already stratospheric salaries where they are now.
Simon Prakash has been the quality assurance head at Apple for the last eight years, meaning that he is one of the men behind the company's award-winning fusion of design and physical execution for the whole lineup - from Macs to the iPhone.
Google has reportedly poached him to work on a special project involving the newly-acquired Motorola, under the direct supervision by none other but Google's Sergey Brin himself. What will these geniuses concoct with the help of Motorola's manufacturing facilities and skillful design stuff, remains to be seen, although judging by phones like the RAZR MAXX that stuffed 3300mAh battery into a 0.35" body, the engineering department of Motorola has a lot to offer.
1. rf1975 posted on 06 Feb 2012, 04:55 0 0
This will help Motorola to make some profitable phone with good built quality. Because Motorola is loosing ground. They have to make some good product to catch the lost market.
8. kshell1 posted on 06 Feb 2012, 08:10 2 0
so apparently the droid razr doesnt have good build quality -_- its made of steel and kevlar im sure that is excellent build quality
3. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid posted on 06 Feb 2012, 05:01 6 0
I never really found any earth-shattering design in iPhones but let's see how this will turn up for Motorola.
4. bloodline posted on 06 Feb 2012, 05:17 0 0
should samsung be worried?
2010 was HTC, 2011 was Samsung, 2012...... ??????
5. Bluesky02 posted on 06 Feb 2012, 06:49 0 0
Well I hope his skills and experiences will help Motorola by designing better product experience and also pretty smartphones with unique appealing quality.
In terms of software Android 4.0 has a lot to offer.
In terms of hardware design Moto need start copying Nokia.
7. iyang02 posted on 06 Feb 2012, 07:30 0 0
i agree. i hope motorola can do better this time. Because when it comes to talking about gadgets, samsung, apple and nokia will always be on the line.
10. BattleBrat posted on 06 Feb 2012, 20:02 0 0
Moto made the RAZR without this guy, and even my apple nut friends admit they like the design, imagine what they can do with this guy!