Google taps ex-Motorola exec for new hardware group
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.