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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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Republic Wireless Moto G readied for off-contract push

Republic Wireless Moto G readied for off-contract push

In what appears to be an effort to snag every single wireless provider in the universe, the Motorola Moto G has - again - appeared with a new brand this week: Republic Wireless. This device and this brand seem custom-fit for one another as the device was made for off-contract sales with low-cost and decent (though not hero-phone) specifications while the carrier sells only off-contract devices. Here the Moto G will be sold in two iterations, both its 8GB and 16GB internal storage self.

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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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