Google's Project Loon airborne Internet project will rely on telecom operators' licensed spectrum to deliver wireless Internet service to rural and remote areas, said Astro Teller, "captain of moonshots" at the secretive Google X labs.
Google executives praised the progress the company's Motorola division has made in transforming its business, but preached patience when thinking about its operations and place inside Google.
After months of buildup and rumors, Google's Motorola Mobility unit unveiled its Moto X smartphone, a new flagship Android phone that is the highest-profile embodiment thus far of Google's hopes for a revived Motorola brand.
Google CEO Larry Page said he's "really excited" about Motorola Mobility's forthcoming Moto X smartphone and other mobile products, but he batted away speculation that Google will spend half a billion dollars to market the new gadget.
Google CEO Larry Page took questions from audience members during the opening keynote session of the company's annual I/O developer conference and hit on the fact that the tech media likes to play up competition between Google and its various rivals.
Google CEO Larry Page again hinted at the company's upcoming Motorola phone products, noting the gadgets likely will feature improved battery life and tougher screens.
Google said Motorola's mobile phone revenue tumbled almost 40 percent from the same quarter a year ago.
Google CEO Larry Page said the company is continuously working to keep all of its Android hardware partners happy, and that the search giant will continue to innovate around its mobile platform. However, Page stopped short of saying that the company will produce a Nexus-branded device through Motorola Mobility, the Android OEM it acquired earlier this year.
Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Larry Page have been holding talks on a range of patent issues, including the mobile patent disputes between their two companies, according to Reuters.
Google offered little insight into its recently completed $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility during its second-quarter conference call, offering only barebones financial details on the company and a few comments on the company's performance in the quarter.