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Dennis Woodside GoogleGoogle (s goog) is still waiting for the Chinese government to approve its purchase of Motorola Mobility (s mmi), but it’s starting to line up new leaders for the company once the deal goes through, according to a report. And it sounds like Sanjay Jha, who brought Motorola back from the brink but was unable to create a breakout hit after the initial Droid, will be on the outside looking in.

Bloomberg reported Thursday that Jha will be replaced by Dennis Woodside, currently the president of Google Americas and a Google veteran. Woodside, who had already been named to lead the integration process for the $12.5 billion merger alongside Jha, will apparently get top billing if and when Chinese regulators approve the deal.

Blending Motorola, a storied Midwestern phone manufacturer, with Google, about as California as a massive Internet company can get, is going to be tricky. Google has pledged…

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