OREANDA-NEWS. April 29, 2016.  To get you to do that, the search giant is shaking up the way it runs its hardware business. Google is bringing all of its disparate devices, from its Nexus smartphones to its Chromecast streaming sticks, together under one group, the company confirmed. The division will be run by Rick Osterloh, the former president of Motorola. The news was reported earlier by Recode.

Other than Nexus and Chromecast, Osterloh's kingdom will contain Google Glass, the company's much-maligned smart eyewear. Google unveiled the device in 2012, but the public quickly recoiled because of privacy and piracy concerns. Osterloh will now oversee Project Aura, the group tasked with reimagining the product. The team for a while reported to Tony Fadell, CEO of the smart-home company Nest, owned by Google's parent company, Alphabet. Fadell will remain an advisor, but the team, and its leader Ivy Ross, will now report to Osterloh.