In this week’s top stories: Rumors of significant layoffs at Motorola in Chicago, Android P is shaping up to be a big update, and Google+ for Android gets a bright new redesign. We kick things off this week with rumors (and later confirmation) of major Motorola layoffs. The whisperings seem to have originated with one supposed ex-employee saying that the company has told as much as half of its Chicago workforce that their last day of work will be April 6th.

Also, Google released the Android P Developer Preview and it’s a big update with numerous functional and visual changes. And the latest version of Google+ for Android has rolled out with a brighter, white design.

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