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Google Q1 Earnings tap Motorola as “discontinued operations”

Google Q1 Earnings tap Motorola as “discontinued operations”

As it has been for the past several years, Google has reported a quarter in which they’re growing substantially. One of the more interesting things to have happened to the company in the first quarter of 2014 - also Google’s financial first quarter - is the sale of Motorola Mobility to Lenovo Group Limited. As such, the company began their presentation this week with a note on how they’ll be handling Motorola’s profits and losses from here until the final sale of the group.

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Google Ara phone details dropped in OEM documents

Google Ara phone details dropped in OEM documents

It’s time to get another glimpse of what the first modular smartphone from Google is set to look like right out the gate. This device will be coming in three sizes - Mini, Medium, and Large, and will be offered in as many configurations as hardware manufacturers can offer. As new parts are made, combinations multiply exponentially.

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Motorola names new president ahead of Lenovo deal

Motorola names new president ahead of Lenovo deal

Motorola has named its new President and Chief Operating Officer, Rick Osterloh, a former Skype exec who has been running Motorola's product management for the past two years. Osterloh, who first joined Motorola seven years ago, will report to Google's Motorola Operating Board for the moment, as the Lenovo acquisition is still underway.

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MOTO 360 details expand in image gush

MOTO 360 details expand in image gush

Diving a bit deeper into the Android Wear world from Motorola’s perspective, the MOTO 360 is being shared from a few more angles this week. This device is the first smartwatch from Motorola in the Android Wear age, the company having previously delved into this ecosystem with devices like MOTOACTV all the way back in 2011. Here and now Motorola gets classy with a glass-fronted circular smartwatch that’s not afraid to be understated.

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Moto 360 and Android Wear: Motorola talks Wearables

Moto 360 and Android Wear: Motorola talks Wearables

Google's Android Wear may not be about any one smartwatch, but it's clear that Motorola's Moto 360 with its circular face and classical wristwatch styling has become the early poster child of the project. SlashGear caught up with an excited Lior Ron, corporate vice president of product management at Motorola and one of the driving forces behind the Moto 360, to find out why designing the unexpected is in Motorola's DNA, how the smartwatch borrows from the Moto X, and why he thinks the company will have the edge over other Android Wear partners like HTC, LG, Samsung, and ASUS.

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Android Wear: Square and Round wearables cut out the rectangle

Android Wear: Square and Round wearables cut out the rectangle

Today Google unveiled their wearable push with Android Wear, a system that’ll work with both square and round screens. While this might seem like an aesthetic choice, purely for the fashion of the situation, Google has gone in-depth with how they’ll be rolling the system out. Starting with two core functions, Suggest and Demand, developers will be creating unique experiences for every device, while keeping a smooth UI for the lot.

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Moto 360 smartwatch detailed as Android Wear first for Motorola

Moto 360 smartwatch detailed as Android Wear first for Motorola

This week the folks at Motorola have revealed their first wearable device working with Google’s new Android Wear software. This device will be round - both round and square devices will be coming in the Android Wear universe - and will be telling time first and foremost. This device will also work with google Now, and is generally appearing to be the poster child for Google’s Android Wear initiative.

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Android Wear: Google’s wearables play revealed

Android Wear: Google’s wearables play revealed

Today the folks at Google responsible for pushing the future of smart devices have announced Android Wear. This system will be working with manufacturers including Asus, HTC, Motorola, LG, and Samsung - each of whom have already shaken hands with Google on the initiative. This push will work with fashion brands like Fossil Group as well to bring on Android-powered wearables this year.

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