While Google did promise that Motorola Mobility would continue to be operated as an independent entity even after their acquisition of the company, they are sure to have some changes planned that they want to make once the deal is complete. With the purchase recently approved by both the US and the EU, these changes will probably begin happening soon.
According to sources at Bloomberg, one of Google's first shakeups will be to get rid of Sanjay Jha, the current CEO and Chairman of the company. In his place, they are planning to appoint Dennis Woodside, who has led Google's ad sales in the past, and is currently overseeing the merger.
Google has made no confirmation of this rumor, but at least the portion about replacing Sanjay Jah with someone else makes a lot of of sense for them. According to Jha, both Motorola and the US cellular carriers are not interested in stock Android devices, and that is why Motorola continues to ship their less than stellar custom skin.
Motorola may make good hardware, but one of the things I have always found lacking on their devices is their MotoBlur software. If Jha really is the reason Motorola continues to ship Blur, then I think it would definitely be beneficial for Google to replace him with someone who will work more closely with them to ship stock Android on Motorola's phones. I am still worried that Google might begin to favor Motorola over other Android manufactures even though they promised not to, but so far their plan for change appears to be for the better.[Bloomberg]