Motorola hints at smart watch and Moto X and Moto G updates

Moto's smart watch will reportedly be called the Moto 360 because of its circular face

Moto may launch a smart watch and updates to the Moto X and Moto G smartphones as well as a handful of accessories at an event next month.

Invites have gone out to the press, advertising the event - to be held on 4 September - in Chicago that will see "a number of products announced," according to a Motorola spokesperson. The invite would seem to support this statement, with icons for a watch, Bluetooth headset and smartphones emblazoned with 'X' and 'G'.

The most intriguing product is the Moto 360 smart watch, which briefly mentioned at the launch of Android Wear earlier in the year. Both Samsung and LG have pipped Motorola to the post by launching their own smart watches, although its rumoured the Moto 360 will bring a new design to the table with a sleek, round display rather than the rectangular screens on rival devices. 

An update to the low-end Moto G that would keep budget seekers happy is also expected. The original Moto G is now available for less than 100 and although its spec reflects its price, it's a pretty solid smartphone in comparison to other budget devices.

The follow-up, rumoured to be the Moto G2, will surely keep to the same low-cost model, but it may add a sprinkling of updated features including a larger, 5-inch screen, Snapdragon 400 with 1.2 GHz CPU and Adreno 305 graphics processor, with 1GB and 8GB storage.

The updated Moto G is rumoured to start shipping on 10 September, so it wouldn't come as a surprise if it was formerly announced the week before.

The final exciting announcement is expected to be an update the Moto X, dubbed the Moto X+1. The device is a more premium Moto smartphone and supposedly features a 5.1in display with a resolution of 1080p, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of Internal memory. It will run on Android 4.4.4 out of the box and will include a 12-megapixel camera with a battery capacity of 2900mAh.

The Moto G is rumoured to launch on 25 September in the US.

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