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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.

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.

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.

Motorola DVX tipped as new smartphone for emerging markets

The news and rumors surrounding Motorola and what Google has planned for them surely aren't slowing down. We're all still waiting some official details or announcements around the Motorola X-Phone. Then this afternoon we reportedly got the first look at their new logo, calling Motorola "A Google Company". Now, the rumor mill has spun up a report that their next phone, the Motorola DVX, will be a budget phone for emerging markets.

Facebook Reader tipped as Flipboard style news reader

Facebook looks to be working on a mobile news reader. The details have yet to be fully revealed, however the app is currently known as Facebook Reader and while it may share a similar name -- this app doesn't have anything to do with the upcoming shutdown of Google Reader. According to details coming from a recent WSJ report, the Facebook Reader app is said to have been in development for more than a year at this point.