Motorola might have accidentally unveiled their newest Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch in a promotional tweet, according to an observation by 9to5Google.
In a tweet under the Motorola Mobility account that has since been deleted – which adds fuel to the rumor-fire – a picture shows a Moto 360 with a higher crown position on the side and new lugs was used as part of the company’s marketing efforts.
9to5Google have also reported the filing of two Motorola ‘360’-type products with the Brazilian agency Anatel, which is the country’s equivalent of the FCC.
This supposed leak follows a photo released in March by Lenovo CEO Yan Yuanqing – the Chinese company that owns Motorola – that showed what appeared to be unreleased prototypes of a new Moto360. Any upcoming release of the newest version of the company’s smartwatch would fit the one-year anniversary of the last Moto 360, which went on sale on September 5 last year.
Motorola will need all the publicity and subsequent revenues it can get from their smartwatch after parent company Lenovo revealed it was cutting about 25% of Motorola’s workforce in Chicago. Last week, Lenovo said Motorola’s shipments stood at 5.9 million units, a 31 percent decline year-over-year.