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Google appoints new Motorola Mobility CEO after takeover deal closes

Andrew Sadauskas /

Google has appointed a new CEO to Motorola Mobility after completing its takeover of the smartphone maker.

In a press release announcing the completion of the takeover, Google CEO Larry Page announced that Sanjay Jha has stepped down as the CEO of Motorola Mobility. He will be replaced by Google employee Dennis Woodside.

Jha originally took the post of Motorola Mobility CEO in August 2008 and oversaw the company’s demerger from network equipment manufacturer Motorola Solutions, as well as its switch to Google’s Android smartphone and tablet device platform.

Google’s takeover closed after Chinese regulators finally approved the takeover earlier this week.

Andrew Sadauskas

Andrew Sadauskas is a former journalist at SmartCompany and a former editor of TechCompany.