Motorola and Google did work pretty well together, as I have fond memories of the first Motorola Droid that boasted of a solid build alongside a decent display. Well, many years down the road, here we are with a possibility that a smartwatch from Google or Motorola is not too far away from the horizon. In fact, what you see above could very well be a jointly developed timepiece that has leaked out, or at least this being a prototype of the device. According to the folks over at Android Police, what is seen here happens to be a photo of Motorola-built prototype wristwear that hailed from last year, where it was given the nickname Gem. This was meant to be an official Google device but I guess situations and circumstances have changed along the way. This particular device would be Android-powered (but of course, did we expect anything less?), where it will come with dedicated controls for fitness and voice commands.
Apart from that, there is also a “3 Bit mode” which could have been meant to help conserve battery life in the long run through the reduction of the on-screen color palette. It remains to be seen whether the Gem will live up to its namesake and actually be released, since chances are there is a need for some tweaking to be done before it is shipped to the masses. Not only that, with Lenovo having acquired Motorola Mobility recently, previous plans might ctually be shelved.