The former executive burst on the scene in 2013 when he was pictured with the unreleased Moto X. As president of Motorola, he saw through the American communications company's assimilation into Lenovo's ranks. Interestingly, it wasn't more than a few weeks ago that Osterloh stated there was “basically no change” in the way Motorola operates under Lenovo's supervision, compared to how things happened when the company was owned by Google.
The moto brand may be alive and well, but now it's all Lenovo steering the ship.It appears that Osterloh's departure is related to more than a typical executive shift. Apparently, Lenovo’s mobile technology business will be divided into two business groups. The PC Group will be recognized as the "PC & Smart Device Business Group", tasked with handling “PC, detatchables, tablets, phablets, gaming, and smart home products across Windows, Chrome, and Android based products.”
Now that Motorola has become entirely managed by Lenovo, it's clear that the Chinese cohort may be keeping the Moto brand alive, but its inner machinery is pretty much Lenovo-driven. What are your thoughts on that?