Moto 360 sequel tipped under ‘Smelt’ codename

Motorola’s next wearable may be in development under the codename ‘Smelt’, a new report suggests.

Phandroid reports that it received a tip from a popular app developer that an unknown Motorola device connected to his Android developer console.

When the developer examined the details of the connection, the idea that the mysterious device might be the Moto 360 2 became apparent.

According to the developer, the device pinged the console from Mundelein, which is a city not too far from Motorola’s Chicago, Illinois headquarters.

Perhaps the most obvious clues as to the device’s true nature are the facts that it was running Android Wear OS, and it carried a screen resolution of 360 x 360 (subtle).

It was also listed under the codename ‘Smelt’, which isn’t a branding we’ve come across from Motorola just yet.

While the world ‘smelt’ can carry several different meanings, it can be used to describe a ‘small silvery fish’.

That’s interesting because the original Moto 360 was developed under the codename ‘Minnow’, which is also a type of fish.

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This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve heard of a Moto 360 sequel; just last month we saw a briefcase full of Motorola wearables that appeared to be different than the current Moto 360.

That leak seemed to suggest Motorola is taking a more refined approach to the device, as the wearables pictured seem to tout a more luxurious design.

Motorola has yet to officially confirm a Moto 360 follow-up, so stay tuned.

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