Google Hires New Talent to Run its New Pixel Phone Division
David Foster has worked at a number of big companies over the last few decades. The man was a staff manager at IBM Research back in the late 80s and early 90s, he was a senior director at Apple in the late 90s and early 2000s, and also worked as a general manager at Microsoft from 2005 to 2011. The last big projects Foster worked on were the Kindle and Kindle Fire tablet line when he was employed by Amazon from 2011 to 2014.
The Information is now reporting that Google has hired David Foster to lead the company’s new Pixel brand of smartphones. Google has been known as a software company for years, but it’s clear that they are finally starting to take hardware seriously. Rick Osterloh left Motorola back in March of this year, and it wasn’t more than 2 months later that Google scooped him up to oversee their newly-formed hardware division.
This hardware division includes all of the products that Google is currently working on. This includes the Chromecast line, the Pixel line, the Nexus line, the new Daydream VR headset, Google Home, Google WiFi, OnHub, ATAP, Glass and the products that have yet to be announced. Osterloh isn’t alone here, as he’s reportedly been working closely with the Senior Vice President of Android Hiroshi Lockheimer.
With David Foster taking over the reigns of the new Pixel smartphones, and The Information is reporting that Foster will be reporting directly to Rick Osterloh at this time. It’s nice to see Google taking hardware so seriously now and we’re very curious to see how it all pans out in a year or two. Google is known for starting up projects and abandoning them very quickly before they can mature. If they end up dating this seriously though, which it seems like they are, then it will be exciting to watch Google evolve over the next few years.Source: The Information