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Watch: MKBHD Interviews Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside at 10AM PST

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This morning, our buddy MKBHD is going to have a fireside chat with Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside. According to Guy Kawasaki, this is a chat that Android users won’t want to miss, and Marques mentioned he will be discussing the Moto X, Moto G, Project Ara, and lots of Android. 

The livestream, which is happening on Google+ Hangouts, takes place at 10AM PST, 1PM EST. We have embedded the video below, so go check it out.

We believe they are taking live Q&A questions as well, so make sure to check out the Google+ page for your chance to ask a question of Mr. Woodside.

Via: +MKBHD
  • XvierX

    That was awesome.

  • Billy

    I would like to see REAL FM radio return (reguardless of carrier influence) ,and possibly FM transmitting. Some of the Bluetooth/Wifi/FM chips in these phones already support both functions. And PLEASE get rid of MHL for video transmission. Having a USB port to connect to while transmitting video via micro hdmi allows charging of the device.

  • Weber

    I like how he bounced back from calling out the VZW update system…

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Dennis!!!!

  • Michael Quinlan

    Great interview, but it drives me nuts when people don’t know the difference between slash and backslash. C’mon Dennis!

  • schloppyloppy

    The fact that he asked MBKHD what he wanted in a smartphone speaks volumes as to the kind of company Motorola is now. Let’s they can give Marques his better batteries.

  • Cael

    Hey Dennis! If you’re reading this, Moto X-esque Droid 5 please!

  • Justin Stotter

    Please focus more on people who use their phone for work. I still have to push buttons to navigate to a contact. I bought the moto x because I want functionality, not gigapixels.

  • guest

    godzilla please stop trolling all over the comments section!!

  • NexusMan

    Their allotment of “Tens of Thousands of codes were given out in four minutes” during Wednesday’s sale.

  • CCCO

    I thought it was a really good interview…excited to see where Ara goes in the future. Just signed up on that link…

  • Curtis

    That was a little weird, but cool!

  • Godzilla

    Yes Dennis we know about the moon transmission.

  • EC8CH

    I half believe Woodside actually does read Droid-Life comments now!

    Game over Moto…. you win. Granting an interview with MKBHD cements your status as the phone manufacture who actually “gets” what your customers want and think is cool.

    Now…… just release the wood!

    • Godzilla

      I will release my wood

    • NexusMan

      Sergey is actually a HUGE fan of MKBHD, so he’s pretty much guaranteed a job at Google when he graduates, if he wants it.

  • NexusMan

    “Moto X is all Motorola.”

    • Godzilla

      total BS

    • guesswhat

      ofcourse it was .im not sure why its hard to belive

      • NexusMan

        I agree.

  • Godzilla

    “Moto X was all Motorola” That is total BS. There is no way you were able to update to 4.4 that fast without HUGE help from google.

    • Franklin Ramsey

      Well Moto X is all Motorola! It just happens that Motorola is owned by Google so Motorola is Google. So Moto X was all Motorola which is all Google lol

      • NexusMan

        Not quite….That’s like saying Paul McCartney claiming credit for a song he wrote is bs, because someone else owns it. Companies run independently from their parent company all the time, and he definitely does touch on ways that Google HAS changed the way they operate, but he’s saying the Moto X’ creation is not one of those things.

        • Godzilla

          If Ringo provided the music for the song and Paul wrote the lyrics………….

        • Franklin Ramsey

          And yet Moto X uses some Google patents… so…

          • NexusMan

            And Google uses some Oracle patents…and Microsoft patents…and…so?

          • Franklin Ramsey

            Well Google has to license those from them. Motorola doesn’t. Also, when you have Google Engineers moving from Google to Motorola, that isn’t exactly separation.

          • NexusMan

            And people move from company to company all the time. I don’t see why people find it so hard to believe that the companies run independently, and if they didn’t, that everyone in both companies are going to such great lengths to hide that fact. Great “owners,” “bosses,” “leaders,” or whatever you want to call them, know that when you have great people in place, it’s best to support them and get the f^@$ out of the way. And I believe Google realizes that.

          • Bryan

            This is the biggest influence of how Motorola is operating now. The former Google employees who are now at Motorola brought with them the Google culture and influence.
            I can totally buy that Google doesn’t get involved in the day to day stuff at Motorola. That doesn’t mean the CEO doesn’t go talk to the Google execs to get some feedback, but I can believe the Moto X was mostly developed by Motorola employees.

          • NexusMan

            Yes, of course. But that’s in any company. Apple just hired a bunch of people from the fashion world, who will bring their own expertise. Snapchat just hired a top person from Instagram. Moto’s CEO is an ex Googler, so he understangs the Google and Android culture, but he’s no longer at Google, so he brings his past experience with him to lead the Motorola culture…as every CEO does.

          • NexusMan

            And Google didn’t license them from Oracle. That’s why they’re wrapped up in a lawsuit.

          • NexusMan

            And I’m curious to exactly what Google patents you are speaking of that Motorola is using. You do know that a very large amount of “Google’s patents,” were actually owned and developed by Motorola, and Google only obtained them by buying Motorola, right? So, as for those patents, yes, you’re right, Motorola does not have to license it’s own patents, that Google now owns because it bought Motorola. That would make absolutely no sense.

    • NexusMan

      He didn’t mention the update. He was referencing that the Moto X was created and designed totally by Motorola, without Google’s input.

      • Godzilla

        right, and that is TOTAL BS. Trust me

      • Raven

        If Google wasn’t having input, I think Moto phones would still have MicroSD card slots.

    • GoBlue

      He said they redesigned the code structure to more quickly implement software updates. It makes sense…

    • Gunther

      Actually, its possible. The Moto X custom skin is not that big of a departure from the Android stock skin. Moreover, Moto has been decompiling it, by placing other parts of its customization, i.e. camera and other goodies in the Play Store. With all that, they prob have to make very minimal changes before pushing out a new Android update.

      What usually takes Sammy, HTC, LG and others more time is the fact that they have very heavy customization in their skins, which means they have to recode and rework these to make them work with any new android update.

      • guesswhat

        also lots of folks dont know that android from jelly bean onwards started releasing PDK’s (platform code) 2 months before full roll out to all partners ..so its definitely do-able ..

        • tomn1ce

          I guess Godzilla forgot about that small important detail -_-

          • guesswhat

            he is total BS!

      • NexusMan

        And Moto doesn’t even have a skin. They have additional software added to stock Android.

      • Grasshopper239

        Skipping the launcher sped things up alot I assume. Hopefully Moto x owners will get a launcher3 based launcher in a future update. Widgets in the drawer is a fail

  • akazerotime

    Hey Dennis, how about a MotoX tablet. I need to replace my XOOM

    • Godzilla

      sounds like he is avoiding the tablet question big time. Maybe something in the works.

      • NexusMan

        He said they are focussing on phones.

      • MistaButters

        Sounds like they aren’t really working on tablets. Sounds like just phones and a watch as primary products.

    • Michael Pahl

      anything but a nexus tablet is a bit silly.

      • Godzilla

        I agree. The samsung tablets are very nice as long as they are easy to root and unlock. That being said I only want Nexus tablets

  • Rob

    MKBHD just got serious

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      Just? He’s been on.

  • Godzilla

    “We’re working hard to get wood” LOL

    • NexusMan

      Is that what he said? I missed the 1st 18 minutes. Did they discuss the Wood Moto X? What did they say about it?

      • Godzilla

        He said “We are working hard to get wood” in january or something.

        • NexusMan

          lol. And that’s it? No elaboration on whats taking so damn long?

          • Godzilla

            he said something about testing reception

          • Johnathan Fail

            He mentioned ensuring it is sustainable and testing the materials to make sure it doesn’t interfere with radio transmissions.

          • michael arazan

            I think they are growing the trees themselves to appease the environmentalists.

  • Godzilla

    Hey Dennis, tell us about the Motorola Nova. haha

    • Steve B

      Nova still lives?

      • Godzilla

        Yes

        • Steve B

          Is it still targeted for Q1 2014?

          And is it still supposed to be a massively upgraded MotoX?

          • Godzilla

            As far as I know yes. Been a while since we got an update. It was under redesign last I heard. We’ll see what our friend says in the coming weeks.

          • Steve B

            Nice.

          • guest

            stop your BS!!

          • guest

            seriously stop your BS! you are misguiding folks here with wrong information .

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    OMG…The kid is Legendary.

  • Godzilla

    His bedroom is very white

    • dreadnatty08

      It’s just very Ikea (and yeah, we own quite a bit of the same furniture).

  • Godzilla

    Hmm, perhaps I shall partake.