One R&D project I chose to do myself involved flashing each Moto G5 Plus firmware release in sequence, and recording the baseband and modem firmware versions, and when they changed. This is for the device named “potter” only.
This could indicate that Google may be aiming to run Android Wear on lower-powered processors in the future.
It shouldn’t need to happen, but it did. I explain why I had to hack my BIOS, and why it may be relevant to your interests… without knowing before you read this.