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Motorola MWC Rick Osterloh

With less than a month at the helm of Motorola Mobility, Rick Osterloh took to the twitter-sphere to announce that Motorola has shipped 6.5 million devices globally in the first quarter of 2014. It was a simple announcement of a number that struggles to compare to the top producers, but 6.5 million is a respectable number for big M.

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The Next Web Twitter user @evleaks apparently has morsels not just about a red HTC One (M8) but also about new Moto X+1 custom back covers. The said user has leaked a list naming wood and leather as additional upcoming back panel options for the second-generation Moto X rumored to…

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This week in your world of Android: Google launched Android Wear, Moto and LG teased their new smartwatches, the Chromecast and Nexus arrived to more countries along with Play Movies and Music, Oppo introduced the amazing Find 7, KitKat finally hit Sony’s flagships, the Galaxy S5 went up for preorder, and some cool new features were added to Google Now.

These are the essential stories, the summary of an entire week in just a few words. It’s Android Weekly.

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The concept videos that we were shown and the details we were able to glean from the SDK suggest that Android Wear is miles ahead other smartwatch platforms, like Samsung’s Tizen or Pebble. So, did Google just appropriate the wearable market for itself? Will Wear be for wearables what Android has been for mobile? Do competing platforms stand a chance in face of Google’s onslaught?

Join us in the comments and vote in the poll.