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Update:  Looks like Woodside won't be the only person of interest at D11. Chrome – and now Android – lead Sundar Pichai will also be joining the conference. He'll definitely be one to watch.

Historically, AllThingsD's annual "executive conference" – simply called D – has yielded some interesting info from the likes of Andy Rubin, Eric Schmidt, and more. Thus, it's an an event that we all look forward to, just to see what sort of answers the parties relevant to our interests produce.

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While the upcoming D conference, D11, may already be sold out, AllThingsD published a not-yet-complete roster of speakers earlier today. Among the listed is Motorola's new CEO, Dennis Woodside. This could lead to some interesting revelations, as Woodside isn't one to jump in front of the microphone (or camera) for interviews all that often, and the D panel tend to ask some interesting questions. It's quite possible that we'll finally get some insight into exactly what is going on behind Motorola's veil of secrecy that the company seems to be hiding behind since its acquisition by Google. Hard to say if we'll actually get any details on the long-rumored Motorola X phone, but we'll find out May 28-30th, which follow ATD's Dive Into Mobile conference on April 15-16 in NY.

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  • http://twitter.com/Roar_Tom Tom

    If this conference is after Googles.... possibility we might have a clue to what Motorola might be up to?

  • TheWhiteLotus

    Wouldn't we find out at Google IO?

    • John O’Connor

      I would expect we will find out quite a few things at IO, but there will probably be a few hardware specific and forward looking gems to come out of "D" as well. So many conferences, so little time.

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Yeah, I would expect a lot of things out of Google at I/O, but we'd all have so many questions for Motorola that may go unanswered at I/O, this would be a perfect opportunity to ask them.

        • Bobby Rouse

          I'm not so sure Google will be doing anything with Motorola at I/O. They have repeated over and over that Motorola is a separate entity and I think they intend to hold to that.

          Is there some crossover? Of course. But I think this will be much like YouTube, owned by Google, accountable to Google, but they will keep product announcements to a different event.

          • Larizard

            I agree. I don't see Motorola taking center stage at I/O.

          • Goldenpins

            yes, but that doesn't mean there not trying to make Motorola profitable for them instead of a sink hole. If they wanted to Axe Moto, it would have been done ages ago. They also will not public come out and say there helping them.

  • YourFriend

    I'm actually hoping to hear more from Woodside. He's kept quiet and I want to hear about the X Phone already.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/ron-amadeo/ Ron Amadeo

    MISTER Woodside, If you are going to jump into Walt Mossberg's "Holy Church of Steve Jobs Interview Session," you had better show up with SOMETHING.

    I mean, no matter what, you're going to get constantly interrupted so that Walt can preach the virtues of his lord and saviour, but if all you have is promises and a speech about "product cycles," you're going to get killed. Enjoy spending the entire hour talking about Apple.

  • PeterCaoBlue

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    Lee, Sebastian Thrun, Angela Merkel, etc. who had involved into a series fascism
    crimes which had endanger human lives and in retaliation against victims; so far
    fascism they had produced into our lives still prevails;