While this could
happen in the future,Peter Chou's demise is based on hearsay.Once again,a solid source for a quote is missing from a "news article".
Changes @ the helm aren't unheard of,in good times & otherwise,look no further than SAMSUNG,w/a shake-up of their own, the day after the announcement of the SGS 4:
Samsung experiences executive change-up, two new CEOs added - Pocket-lint
As for updates,all the manufacturers,outside of NEXUS devices,leave a bit to be desired.
As for quality,seems for the most part,everyone has stepped up their game in the last two years.Nothing scientific,but,seems most gripes in the forum seem to be firmware/software based.