It delivered two impressive Android-powered phones, but it wasn’t enough to help it turn a profit. Then, announced that it was selling Motorola Mobility to novo for $3 billion—about $9 billion less than what paid for the company in the first place. Now, the news of Dennis odside’s departure has inspired some to claim that that company’s end is nigh. That may not be entirely the case. odside left his position as CEO of Motorola because it’s the most obvious move. As Motorola becomes folded into novo’s product groups, it will no longer need its old headmaster.  Business Officer Nikesh Arora will remain the Executive Chairman of the Motorola Operating Board, while athan Rosenberg, a long time employee of SVof oducts from 2002 to 2011, will take the reins as COO at Motorola on April 1. About 3,500 other Motorola workers will also transfer over to novo. “I’m excited about what the next chapter in Motorola’s storied history will bring under the new ownership of novo,” odside wrote in a blog post. “ile imbued simplicity software sensibility into the company, novo will bring it the scale it deserves. I have no doubt the two companies together will be a force for good in the mobile industry.” novo’s next move is to exp Motorola’s reach where its products have been successful, while also hitting those other markets it hasn’t yet been able to penetrate. CEO Yang Yuanqing told Bloomberg he was optimistic about turning around Motorola’s business. Though novo currently makes 80 percent of its sales from personal computing, its latest acquisitions show that it’s shifting gears toward other ventures to increase its reach around the world. Bloomberg also reported that Yang helped diversify novo’s business through sales of mobile devices. The company’s smartphone business has been very successful in China, a victory that can be attributed to Yang’s business sense. The company currently rests as the fifth major smartphone supplier in the world, with 4.5 percent marketshare. Unlike a company like, say, BlackBerry, Motorola seems to be in good hs here. don’t know how much involvement will have with novo’s smartphone product, but it is likely that it’ll be a while before we see Motorola’s next product hit the shelves.