Google’s Android-focused Punit Soni just received a promotion! According to his LinkedIn page, Soni was appointed Motorola Mobility’s new vice president of product, where he will be “responsible for all things software at Motorola Mobility.” Since the acquisition closed earlier this summer, several executives changes have taken place at Motorola. The biggest change is Dennis Woodside, who took over as CEO, replacing Sanjay Jha. Soni’s hiring could indicate further changes for the better.

Motorola is moving to position itself as a leader in manufacturing smartphones. Earlier this month, Motorola revealed that it is cutting 4,000 jobs and closing 30 of its 90 facilities worldwide. With Soni on board and new hires in the pipeline, Motorola could crank out some serious Android devices soon. [LinkedIn via The Verge]

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