Google-owned Motorola Mobility unveiled some significant changes to its iconic logo this week, redesigning the trademark to reflect its parent company’s own aesthetic preferences. The bold and italicized “MOTOROLA” has been replaced by softer lower-case grey text, followed by the words “a Google company.” Only the stylized “M” remains, though its been colored grey and encircled by a multi-colored ring reminiscent of Google’s own logo.
Motorola Mobility previously changed its logo after spinning off from the rest of Motorola, shortly before it was acquired by Google. The newly redesigned logo comes amid growing rumors that the company is working on the “Motorola X,” a super high-end Android handset which is expected to launch in August.
An alleged photo of the rumored handset leaked earlier today, apparently during Sprint LTE testing. The handset appears to feature a 4.5 or 4.6-inch screen, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and a 1.7GHz Snapdragon processor.