HTC planning to out a new smartphone, codename ‘EYE’

Gadget leaker @upleaks has come up with news from HTC – one of the major players in the smartphone market that has been relatively quiet in comparison to all who took part in the IFA 2014 gadget rush. But according to the leak, they may be coming up with a new gadget, codenamed the “HTC Eye”.

New Motorola products for pre-order starting September 16

The newly-announced Motorola products, unveiled at the IFA 2014 in Berlin just two weeks ago, will now be available for pre-ordering through various sales channels. This includes the new Moto X (through carrier AT&T), the Moto Pure Edition, Moto Hint and Moto Turbo Charger. The other good news is that their round-faced smartwatch, the Moto 360, has been re-stocked after selling out since it was released in the market almost two weeks ago.

India’s Spice set to unveil first Android One phone

When Google initially announced the Android One concept back in June, there was much anticipation to see how they will be able to develop reasonably priced but more than decent smartphones with emerging markets. There hasn’t been much news about it since then, until now when India’s Spice is set to launch the first Android One device and details have been leaked ahead of the official announcement.

WearFaces makes Apple watch face for Android smartwatches

The more I looked at it, the more I was convinced I knew it from somewhere – it took a friend to look at my browser and say “Hey, that’s the Apple Watch, isn’t it?” For the record, I wasn’t looking at the newfangled smartwatch from Cupertino – I was looking at a smartwatch face designed by UhrArt and uploaded to an Android smartwatch via the same dev’s WearFaces app. The app allows for different watch face designs, and one of them mimicked that “colorful” design from Apple.

Foursaken’s Phantom Rift is another turn-based RPG for Android

Foursaken Media, an all-sibling outfit which brought you the mildly addictive Block Fortress on iOS, now tries its hand at Android RPG gaming with Phantom Rift, a turn-based grid-driven RPG that would be as at home on your Gameboy Advance as on your Android device. The game is loosely based on the Mega Man Battle Net, a grid-based action game on the aforementioned legacy console.

City Rush is Crazy Taxi’s newest installment on Android

Not a lot of us will have memories of Sega’s Dreamcast, because it was never as big as Sony’s Playstation. That said, most of us might remember Sega’s cool titles from its arcade incarnations – and we remember one such arcade gaming classic in Crazy Taxi (also ported magnificently to Android). Sega is now releasing the newest incarnation of the classic with Crazy Taxi: City Rush, a free-to-download game for your Android devices.

ASUS Nexus Player makes GFX Bench appearance, first Android TV?

Google has announced at this year’s IO Developer’s Conference that it was working on an Android OS for smart TVs and set-top boxes which will be called Android TV. This will launch presumably side-by-side Android L, the company’s newest operating system. Recently, a device called the ASUS Nexus Player showed up at GFX Bench, giving fuel to rumors that this could be the first Android TV device.

‘Pure Edition’ is Motorola’s unlocked, direct-sale Moto X

Straight from its launch at IFA 2014, we already have the notion that the new Moto X will be one of the darlings of people looking to upgrade their Android devices this holiday season. Most people will get it under contract, with the USD$99.99 price tag looking very nice indeed. But there are those who will want the unbranded, unlocked, direct-sale version straight from Motorola – that one will be called the Moto X Pure Edition.

Japan and Italy residents can now join Google Opinion Rewards

If you like letting corporate entities know things about you, you like having money in your Google Play account and live in the Far East or in the borders of southern Europe, then what we’re about to tell you might probably be the best news you’ve received today. Google announced that Opinion Rewards is now available in Japan and Italy, joining several other major countries where answering marketing surveys from the tech company is now monetized.