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Moto X will not be a DROID-branded Verizon offering, says sources

Earlier today, we reported that Motorola's new logo, which has been redesigned to show off the company's Google underpinning, will be shown in an advertisement slated to appear tomorrow for the Moto X smartphone. Unfortunately, the advertisement won't be showing off the handset, but according to sources, we already know one aspect of the design: it won't be DROID-branded.

MediaTek 2GHz MT6592 8-core chipset rumored for market arrival early 2014

Word has surfaced from a couple sources in China that MediaTek is working on a full 8-core offering, the MT6592 2GHz chipset, which is rumored to begin shipping in the last quarter of this year. If the leaks pan out, this will trump Samsung's Exynos 5 Octa offering in terms of pure core usage, due to the Exynox 5 Octa utilizing big.LITTLE tech with four Cortex-A15 and four Cortex-A7 cores.

HTC One over-the-air Android 4.2.2 update surfaces in Taiwan

HTC One users will be seeing the Android 4.2.2 update surface via an over-the-air update sometime in the relatively near future, according to reports coming in from Taiwanese users. Some international users have revealed that they've received the newest update, with one publishing a screenshot of the update page that displays the changes other owners can expect.

Xperia Honami camera features modded for available handsets

We've seen leaks of the Xperia handset codenamed "Honami" a few times over the last few weeks, including some images said to be of the device that surfaced earlier today. Among the rumored specs is a 20MP rear camera and snazzy camera features that include Timeshift, Info-Eye, and more. One industrious developer has worked up a mod with these features for a few Xperia devices, so you can try them out now.

Qualcomm TOQ patent hints at future smartwatch

Google Glass might be the most notable piece of wearable technology to consumers' eye (get it?), but smartwatches are more prevalent, with several companies reportedly moving towards developing their own device following the runaway success of the Pebble, which is featured below. Now it looks like Qualcomm is getting into the market with a smartwatch patent discovered for a device called TOQ.

ASUS rep leaks new Nexus 7 specs and release date

At this point we've heard multiple different rumors regarding the next-gen second Nexus 7 from ASUS and Google. After expecting it to arrive at Google I/O, only to have the event pass with no such news, we're now seeing some additional details to get us excited. According to one Google+ user an ASUS rep told him Q2 for the release date and the full spec list. Read on for the latest.

Samsung remains primary Apple supplier through 2014 despite deal with TSMC

Word surfaced back in April that Apple distancing itself from fierce competitor Samsung, forming a partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Those plans didn't pan out immediately, however, because the Taiwanese company - called TSMC - failed to make chips that were up to Apple's various standards. Today TSMC announced that it has ironed out the issues and officially entered into a deal with Apple, but through the next year Samsung will remain the company's main supplier.

Google tipped to be building a game console and Nexus smartwatch

It looks like Google is about to get into a lot more hardware than just the Chromebook Pixel. A new report has just broke that will surely get some peoples interest piqued, and rumors swirling. Google is apparently building their own Android-powered game console, a Nexus smartwatch, and even a new Nexus Q. Talk about a loaded rumor. Read on for more thoughts.
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