Google snatched Apple's chief of quality assurance for a possible Motorola project run by Sergey Brin

Google snatched Apple's chief of quality assurance for a possible Motorola project run by Sergey Brin
Tim Cook is apparently not the Steve Ballmer type that would throw chairs around if someone poaches a senior employee, and not even the Steve Jobs type that would throw tantrums and treat departing employees as traitors. That is why, perhaps, Google managed to snatch Apple's Senior Director of Product Integrity Simon Prakash.

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.

source: VentureBeat



10. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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!

7. iyang02

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

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.

5. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

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.

4. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

should samsung be worried? 2010 was HTC, 2011 was Samsung, 2012...... ??????

6. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

2012 is Sony. lol

3. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 02, 2012

I never really found any earth-shattering design in iPhones but let's see how this will turn up for Motorola.

9. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

the fragile glass is "shattering" ZING!

2. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

*shivers* the Gooola is setting up to kick ass

1. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

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

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

so apparently the droid razr doesnt have good build quality -_- its made of steel and kevlar im sure that is excellent build quality

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