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I will be watching this shortly. What about you?

I'm a fan of anything +Punit Soni does lately so looking forward to hearing what he has to say.
Chat live with +Punit Soni from our software team.  Have any questions you would like to see answered?  Ask them in the comment section of our event page or on Twitter using hashtag #AskMoto  
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Motorola Mobility. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
Celebrating 50 Software Launches with Punit Soni
Yesterday, April 23, 4:00 PM
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Personalised voice recognition in Google Now

Since when did this option appear in Google Now? All your voice searches can be linked to you Google account to help improve searches across all your devices linked to that account.

I'm in. Why wouldn't I be!

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It came in a couple months back.
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Are smartwatches waterproof?

Every watch you buy these days is waterproof. Well it's pretty much presumed they are anyway.

So will this be the case for smartwatches? I know they have electronics and touchscreens but aren't some Sony smartphones waterproof?

I will be highly disappointed if I find out the +Motorola Mobility smartwatch isn't waterproof.

People walk about in the rain and hopefully wash their hands regularly. Some people even want to know the time whilst in the bath, and others whilst they are swimming. So it just makes sense to me!

That and an actual scratch resistant screen, not says it is, really really is!
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Splash proof then. Not submersible I take it?
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Very interesting update to Google+ pages.

Not something I've ever considered but then I don't manage a global brand.

Could this mean the end of seeing posts in foreign languages as now Pages can select their audience to match the language the post is written in. This will also mean you don't see duplicates due to the different languages.

This could be something that interests you +Sauber F1 Team as you occasionally post in your local language, as well as English.

As for the age thing, well that's something Playboy etc might want to embrace :)
Google+ Now Allows +Pages to Set a Target Audience

Sharing on +Google+ is based on circles, putting you in control of who sees your content. Today for Google+ Pages, you can go one further and set your target audience based on age and location.

Will you be making use of the new audience targeting settings?

#googleplusupdate   #googleplusdaily  
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Yeah, saw multiple posts on that today. Actually, G+ is not big enough in German speaking countries yet for targeted posts to make much sense. We do target some posts on Face... - uhm - the other platform. But even their we usually don't as there may be people who speak German (but have another language setting) anywhere in the world... Nice feature, but not just yet.
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Auto awesome, what have you done to me. I'm a mutant.

cc +Brian Matiash thought you might find this funny
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+Mike Corbett The stuff of nightmares.
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Follow that link at the bottom of the post and go get that new Android Camera App Now
Today we’re launching Google Camera, a new app for your Android phone or tablet that makes it easy to take quick photos and videos. And being behind the lens just got more fun with new creative picture modes.

Sleek Design. The 100% viewfinder gets out of your way while capturing the maximum resolution of the scene (no dropped pixels). And the extra large capture button is easy to press so your eyes never lose sight of the subject.

Lens Blur. Emphasize the subject while blurring the background for an SLR-like shot with shallow depth-of-field (or bokeh). You can even change the subject in focus after taking the shot.

Improved Panorama. New higher resolution panoramas capture the full width and detail of a scene.

Photo Sphere. Immersive 360 degree photo spheres let you look up, down and all at up to 50 megapixels! For the first time available on non-Nexus devices.

Google Camera is now available on the Play store (, and works on all phones and tablets running Android 4.4+ KitKat. We’re just getting started, and in the months ahead we'll make Google Camera available to more devices, helping make photography easier, faster and more fun.
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WHAT! So awesome.
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If you could produce an additional $1.5m in sales for just one day, do you think your boss would be happy,?

Well I bet +Google Glass has done just that, if not more.

By opening up the explorer programme to every US citizen who meets a small set of criteria with limited places, surely Google has shifted around 1000 units on Tuesday. I've seen rumours it could be 3500 so maybe they turned over $5.25m

Not bad for a development product that isn't ready for public sale yet. 
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+Mike Crumpler, +Jason Bayton if they were available in Malta I would be the first to have one!
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Domenicali quits as Ferrari F1 boss, Ross brawn tipped to replace him.

Imagine that. :) Bring it on Mercedes.
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Looking for some public opinion to help with a decision I'm trying to make.

Currently I own a +Nexus 4. For whatever reason I am having massive problems with the Bluetooth connection dropping constantly. Not any good when I'm often driving 200miles a day.

I'm now considering trading it in for £65 and putting that money towards a +Motorola Mobility Moto G as an upgrade. Difference being around £60.

Question is would you consider the Moto G an upgrade, worthy replacement or a downgrade?

I personally think its a worthy replacement (with limitations) but I'd like to eventually get the Moto X +1 later in the year (bearing in mind I won't pay over £300 for any phone)

Your thoughts...
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That's my thoughts also +George Koklas . I don't think I'd miss much, but it'd certainly do the job for now. I just need the Bluetooth to work, without downgrading massively.

+Mike McLoughlin I'd love the MX but sadly I'm not able to stretch to that right now. And if I did, the moment the MX+1 came out I'd be wanting another upgrade (hopefully I'll be in that position by then)
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I was sat in traffic earlier today and decided to download +Waze. I had heard bits and pieces about it but I had never given it a try before now.

As we approached the accident I reported it using the app as it wasn't already on the map. Only reason I decided to do this was because I've noticed reported incidents now appear on +Google Maps which I use a lot.

So I thought that was the end of it. But I was wrong. When I got to my destination I decided to play with the app. Upon opening it I was greeted with a thank you from two other Wazers for my report. How freaking cool was that :)

So now I want to use the App more. I opened it up on my commute home and to my surprise I was greeted by a notification that there was a stationary vehicle on the hard shoulder. Sure enough, there was.

I'm well impressed by +Waze I'm actually going to try it for navigation on my next journey. Google maps really should implement a lot of this stuff, except for the Facebook login, where s the +Google+ login?
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Lol +Gîl Rôn :)

+Jonathan Seyghal I respect your opinions and to a degree agree with you.

Locations of fixed/mobile speed cameras, and red light cameras, are part of many navigation devices. One of the most widely used is TomTom. So why not include it in Google Maps especially when Google owned Waze already has the feature. It's actually intended to alert you of hazardous areas because cameras can only be used where people have lost limbs or life on that stretch of road. It's regulated by law. I know of plenty of places in my local area where repeated accidents happen. This is where the police sit yet constantly accidents happen daily. The alert of a possible camera will slow people down to below the speed limit, which could in return reduce accidents. Surely that is beneficial.

As for the messaging, my initial thoughts are that it is crazy to have that on a navigation device. But as above why have it on one of your products and not your other. I've actually turned the feature off in Waze as I don't want people sending me messages and I certainly won't be sending any myself. However, a passenger can always send messages on your behalf.

If Google consider it dangerous, then remove it from all their products, otherwise include it where it's beneficial, and for me that place is Maps.
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