Google Spotlight Stories Stories March 14

Despite selling Motorola to Lenovo in 2014, Google retained the Advanced Technologies and Projects group. Projects like Ara never came to fruition, but Tango merged into Google AR & VR, while Jacquard is a purchasable product today. One other project was Spotlight Stories, which Google is now shutting down.

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Google Spotlight Stories Stories January 24, 2017

Google could win an Oscar with Animated Short Film nomination of ‘Pearl’ Spotlight Story

A hold over from Motorola, Spotlight Stories have surprisingly outlived ATAP’s Project Ara and even gained more recognition. Now, a 360 Spotlight Story called Pearl is in the running for an Oscar after being nominated in the Animated Short Film category.

Google Spotlight Stories Stories December 22, 2015

It’s a little over two years since Motorola launched Spotlight Player, an app that could be used to view a 360-degree interactive animation. Initially limited to the Moto X before being rolled out to other Android devices, you move your smartphone up, down, left and right to choose which part of the scene to view – and can also view through Google Cardboard.

Google held onto the team when it sold Motorola to Lenovo, and it has now launched Special Delivery, a holiday-themed Spotlight Story from Aardman Animations, the creators of Wallace & Gromit. While you have to pay for some stories, this one is free as a holiday gift from Google …

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