Goodbye Sticky. Hello Ara.

The design for Project Ara consists of what we call an endoskeleton endo and modules. The endo is the structural frame that holds all the modules in place. A module can be anything, from a new application processor to a new display or keyboard, an extra battery, a pulse oximeter–or something not yet thought of!

via The Official Motorola Blog: Goodbye Sticky. Hello Ara..

Motorola Is Listening

Most subsequent connectivity to both services (other than downloading images) is proxied through Motorola’s system on the internet using unencrypted HTTP, so Motorola and anyone running a network capture can easily see who your friends/contacts are (including your friends’ email addresses), what posts you’re reading and writing, and so on. They’ll also get a list of which images you’re viewing, even though the actual image download comes directly from the source.

via Motorola Is Listening – Projects – Beneath the Waves.

Motorola Buys Psion For $200m

US firm Motorola Solutions is to buy UK tech icon Psion, the inventor of the personal digital assistant (PDA) and source of the one-time leading mobile operating system Symbian.

via Motorola Buys Psion For $200m | | TechWeekEurope UKTechWeekEurope UK.

However, the Psion brand remains best known for its mobile organisers, which developed from its role writing software for Sinclair ZX81 and ZX Spectrum home computers. These consumer devices are seen as the world’s first hand-held computers and prefigured later handheld devices from Palm Computing, RIM and Apple.

Google makes plans to move Motorola Mobility to Chicago

Among the handful of sites under consideration are upper floors of the landmark Merchandise Mart in River North and Fulton Market Cold Storage, a large warehouse that’s slated for redevelopment in the West Loop, according to a source familiar with the matter.

via Google makes plans to move Motorola Mobility to Chicago – Technology News – Crain’s Chicago Business.

Motorola opened the campus at 600 N. US 45 in the early 1990s, and employed about 5,000 people at its peak.