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Rumor Roundup: Motorola’s Pure Android Smartphone and Microsoft’s Smartwatch

by Brandon Russell | April 19, 2013April 19, 2013 5:00 pm EST

Jon R. is back to tackle the biggest tech rumors of this week! In this episode of Rumor Roundup, Jon talks about Microsoft’s plan to introduce a smartwatch with a 1.5-inch display and magnetic wristbands. Jon also talks about Samsung possibly hiring students to post negative comments about one of its biggest smartphone rivals, Motorola and Google’s pure android handset launching next month during Google I/O and Apple stuffing a 12-megapixel camera inside its unannounced iPhone 5S that should be released later this year. All this and more on Rumor Roundup!

On This Week's Episode

Microsoft Smartwatch Reportedly in the Pipeline

Rumor has it that Google, Apple and Samsung are working on smartwatches to help push the limits of wearable computing. Now a new report suggests that Microsoft is working on its own mobile watch device. The news was published early Monday morning by The Wall Street Journal, which also said that the gadget may have a 1.5-inch […]

Samsung Allegedly Hired Students to Post Negative Comments About HTC

Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission is allegedly investigating Samsung over allegations the company hired people to post negative comments about HTC. If found guilty, the company is liable for fines up to 25 million Taiwanese dollars ($835,000). The Korean company has responded by saying the “unfortunate incident” goes against its “fundamental principles.” Documents published online reportedly […]

Motorola’s Pure Android Smartphones to Launch Soon

Motorola is working with Google to develop pure Android smartphones. That means no extra skins on top of Android, just an unfiltered version of Google’s latest mobile operating system—likely Android Key Lime Pie. Sounds pretty phenomenal, doesn’t it? The news was recently revealed to PCMag by Motorola design chief Jim Wicks, who said the company is […]

iPhone 5S Rumored to Pack 12-Megapixel Camera

A report from Vietnamese blog Tinhte.vn claims the iPhone 5S will launch with a 12-megapixel camera. The site’s sources claim to be from Vietnamese company Wonderful Saigon Electrics, a maker of iPhone camera modules. The new camera is expected to improve picture resolution and allow for clearer pictures to be taken in low light situations, such […]

Be sure to check out Rumor Roundup every Friday at 5 PM PST on the Revision 3 TechnoBuffalo channel.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell likes to rollerblade while listening to ACDC.

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