“Nice phone”, says Dennis Woodside knowingly as we sit down to talk. And Dropbox’s chief operating officer is in a better position than most to comment on the Google Nexus 6: as chief executive of Motorola, his then company made it.
“It is,” he goes on, “enormous. It’s a bit big for me; I drop it all the time.” A Google veteran, 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. Used by more than 300m people around the world, it has become as vital as Google to both businesses and consumers.dm800 hd se
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’