Android Wear on the Moto 360. Photo: Google.

Android Wear on the Moto 360. Photo: Google.

Google has promised new Android Wear updates that will add support for GPS and bring new features before the end of the year. Also part of the search giant’s plans is enabling Android Wear watches to pair with other wearables, and allowing third-party developers to create custom watch faces

Bling-bling. Photo: Samsung.

Bling-bling. Photo: Samsung.

Just days after announcing its new Gear S smartwatch, Samsung has revealed a second model with a little bit more bling. It’s part of the “Swarovski for Samsung” collection, and its strap is adorned with hundreds of crystals, representing “distinctive union of Swarovski craftsmanship and Samsung technological expertise.”

Photo: Motorola

Photo: Motorola

The rumored name tag for Motorola’s second-generation Moto X may not be “Moto X+1,” after all, a new Verizon leak suggests. An image of the carrier’s internal database indicates the device will actually be named “the new Moto X,” and just like its predecessor, it will be customizable through Moto Maker.

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Photo: CNMO

You’ve probably never heard of Gionee, a Chinese electronics manufacturer that builds handsets mostly for emerging markets. But if super slim smartphones are your thing, you’ll want to take note of its latest offering, the Elife S5.1. Measuring just 5.15mm thick, it’s one of the slimmest smartphones ever made, and its metal chassis makes it pretty darn attractive, too.

Meet the Xperia Z3 Compact. Image: Ausdroid.

Meet the Xperia Z3 Compact. Image: Ausdroid.

Two press shots of the upcoming scaled-down variant of Sony’s flagship smartphone, the Xperia Z3 Compact, have been posted on Twitter for the world to see just two days before the handset’s expected to be announced at the annual IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin, Germany.

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