“Dennis Woodside took over Motorola when the search giant bought the company, and left after it was sold on to Lenovo to join Dropbox, Silicon Valley’s hottest cloud company,” Matt Warman reports for The Telegraph. “Used by more than 300m people around the world, it has become as vital as Google to both businesses and consumers.”

“It was at Motorola where Woodside developed a reputation for unusual frankness, attacking companies who charged high prices for mobile phones to preserve profit margins: ‘There’s a handful of players and it’s not to their advantage to see prices fall,’ he said,” Warman reports. “Indeed, the 6-inch Nexus 6, he can now admit, was stymied by just one of those big players. A dimple on the back that helps users hold the device should, in fact, have been rather more sophisticated. ‘The secret behind that is that it was supposed to be fingerprint recognition, and Apple bought the best supplier. So the second best supplier was the only one available to everyone else in the industry and they weren’t there yet,’ says Woodside.”

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