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Moto X college designs bring smartphones to students

Moto X college designs bring smartphones to students

This week the folks at Motorola have revealed their next play for the Moto X, pushing a number of college-themed handsets out for this spring season. Each of this wild variety of Moto X machines will have custom colors by Motorola - combinations of three colors therein - while the logos of the schools will be provided by the company known as Uncommon. Users can choose to work with the clear case or without, sticking with their school’s colors regardless.

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Project Ara aiming for affordability (before customizations)

Project Ara aiming for affordability (before customizations)

It only makes sense that the folks behind Google’s own formerly Motorola-based Project Ara-making Advanced Technology and Project group. That’s ATAP, and it’s one of the only bits of Motorola that Google is hanging on to while it sells much of the rest of the company over to Lenovo. Here with Project Ara, we’re to understand that a modular smartphone isn’t one that has to cost a lot of cash (not right out of the box, anyway).

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Google Project Ara will be detailed for devs in April

Google Project Ara will be detailed for devs in April

Google will hold its first Project Ara Developers' Conference in April, the company's ATAP team has announced, detailing the modular Ara smartphone and kicking off a competition for developers of new components. Held predominantly online but with a small number of developers invited on-site at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, the conference will see Google's Ara team do a detailed walkthrough of the current prototype and the alpha Ara Module Developers' Kit (MDK).

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Google smartwatch Motorola proto leaks as OS launch tipped soon

Google smartwatch Motorola proto leaks as OS launch tipped soon

Details of Google's smartwatch development have emerged, along with photos of an old Motorola-made prototype, and whispers that the final version could be unveiled at Google IO 2014 in June. Chatter of the company's ongoing research into wearables other than its Glass head-worn computer has continued for the past twelve months or so, though most recently have suggested the company will make Google Now its focus on the wrist by delivering timely and contextually-relevant information from a connected smartphone.

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Motorola teases smartwatch later in 2014

Motorola teases smartwatch later in 2014

Motorola is working on a smartwatch for launch in 2014, the company has confirmed, with execs confirming the new wearable during a press conference at Mobile World Congress today. Details on the upcoming gadget are scant, but Motorola did say that it would be aiming to address "consumer issues" such as the style of the wearable tech, and the longevity of its battery, two factors that many have argued are still widely unsolved in the smartwatch segment.

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Motorola’s Moto Maker international launch due Q2

Motorola’s Moto Maker international launch due Q2

Motorola's Moto Maker customization tool for the Moto X will spread internationally in Q2, the company has confirmed, offering buyers a way to create their own combination of colors for the Android handset. Launched in the US back in August, for the moment Moto Maker has only been offered in the one location. As of next quarter, though, buyers in Western Europe and Mexico will get the same abilities.

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Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms March departure for Dropbox

Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside confirms March departure for Dropbox

Motorola Mobility CEO Dennis Woodside has confirmed he will step down as chief exec at the end of March, revealing he will be joining Dropbox as its chief operating officer. The news of Woodside's departure, rumored yesterday, comes perhaps as little surprise given Google's sale of Motorola to Lenovo, but also sees Dropbox effectively create a new position in its executive ranks for the exec to occupy.

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Motorola CEO Woodside tipped to exit to Dropbox as COO

Motorola CEO Woodside tipped to exit to Dropbox as COO

This evening it would appear that Dennis Woodside isn't planning on sticking around Motorola long enough to see it be taken over by Lenovo. Word from the Wall Street Journal has it that Woodside will instead become the first Chief Operating Officer for Dropbox, the cloud storage group. Previous to being set in place as Motorola's CEO once Google began to run it, Woodside worked with Google for more than 10 years.

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