motorola smartwatch leakMotorola 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.

Filed in Gadgets. Read more about Motorola, prototype and smartwatch. Source: androidpolice

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