Some interesting news on the Motorola front has surfaced today. The once Apple legend, marketing guru, and chief technology evangelist Guy Kawasaki has recently confirmed that he’s accepted a job and role with Motorola – who’s now owned by Google. Guy took to his Google+ page to confirm that he’s now an advisor for Motorola Mobility.
Guy Kawasaki only worked for Apple for a few years, but he’s one of only nine Apple Fellows recognized for his extraordinary contributions to personal computing. Another being Steve Wozniak. Yesterday evening he confirmed both on Google+ and Facebook that he’s now an advisor to Motorola, and even details why he took the position.
Kawasaki will be advising multiple teams at Motorola. Those include the product design team, user interface, marketing, and then social media. One of the first things he’s done is create a Mobile Device Google+ Community. It isn’t just Motorola either, but all mobile devices in general. He’s one of two moderators for the new community.
“Motorola reminds me of the Apple of 1998: a pioneer in its market segment, engineering-driven, and ripe for innovation. I believe that great products can change everything.”
The above quote comes right from Guy himself, as he states that Motorola is ripe for innovation and that the sky is the limit for both Google and Motorola. Back in December he openly admitted his switch to Android, claiming the big screen and 4G LTE of the Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX was one of the first Android devices he fell in love with.
This is certainly an interesting development for the team at Motorola, add in the Google acquisition, and hopefully things really start rocking as Moto heads back to the top.[via Android Authority]