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Google's newest VP, Rich Osterloh. Photo: Motorola

Google’s newest VP, Rich Osterloh. Photo: Motorola

Google has created a whole new hardware division that will bring Chromecast and Nexus devices under the stewardship of one man while taking Glass away from Tony Fadell.

Former Motorola president Rick Osterloh has returned to Google, two months after leaving the company that was sold to Lenovo around the same time. Osterloh will head up a new hardware team and report directly to CEO Sundar Pichai.

Now ultimately responsible for the Chromecast, Google Glass and the Nexus lineup, Osterloh managed to drag himself through the ranks at Motorola while it was under Google’s wing, moving from head of product management to president during that time. Osterloh eventually left Motorola following its purchase by Lenovo as part of a wider reorganization of the company’s management team.

Google Photos

If you’re still not using Photos, you’re missing out. Photo: Google

Google is rolling out a major Photos update that adds a greater search experience, and the ability to customize movies that were created automatically. The release also makes it possible to rename, create, and delete folders on microSD cards.

Google Calendar just keeps getting better. Photo: Google

Google Calendar just keeps getting better. Photo: Google

If your schedule looks busier than Best Buy on Black Friday, then the last thing you want to do is dig through it to find time for another meeting. But now you don’t have to.

Google Calendar’s new “Find a time” feature seeks out gaps in your schedule to ensure that you never have to find other things to do when you could be in ANOTHER MEETING!

It will even confirm that your colleagues are available, too.

Android TV now plays with iOS. Photo: Sony

Android TV now plays with iOS. Photo: Sony

Google has released an Android TV app for iOS, allowing users to control their television or set-top box from an iPhone or iPad. It comes almost two years after Android TV made its debut on the Nexus Player.

Look out for bumper ads! Image: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Look out for bumper ads! Image: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

When you’re excited to watch the latest videos from your favorite YouTube channels, the last thing you want to see before them is ads you can’t skip. Normally, they don’t appear on every video you watch, but Google is planning to change that.

The company today announced that is introducing 6-second “bumper ads” that will play before all videos watched on mobile devices, and you have no choice but to sit through them.

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