You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Phew. Day one of Google I/O is over, and we've got an onslaught of news for you to pour over. There's now a Galaxy S 4 with vanilla Android Jelly Bean for $649, a $9.99 per-month music subscription service and a host of updates for Google+, Play, Maps and others. Click the link above for all the details.
Sony's Xperia SP sits in a strange middle ground, with a 720p display and internals that rival the flagships of 2012. It's not some kind of Xperia S and P fusion, either. The design is vastly different from the sum of its moniker, although the transparent element that defined those devices makes a comeback here. After putting the phone through its paces the Engadget way, we decided it was a good-looking LTE device that delivered outstanding performance at a fair price. Read on for our full review.
At Nokia's London launch event this past week we managed to spend a bit of time with the gray version of the 4.5-inch Lumia 925. If you felt its polycarbonate predecessor was a little unwieldy in dimensions or weight, you might be pleased with what Nokia's crafted here. Read on for our first impressions.
NVIDIA's Project Shield got an official name this week (NVIDIA Shield), a release window ("by the end of June") and a price tag ($350). That's a full $100 more than the PlayStation Vita. Is NVIDIA's Shield worth getting in on early? Read on and decide for yourself.
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- Microsoft drops the Blue codename, confirms Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade available later this year
- BlackBerry to offer BBM as standalone app for iOS and Android this summer
- Living with Glass, Week Three: Apps, Updates and Apiarists
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])
- Screen size 5 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Carriers (US) AT&T
- Dimensions 5.38 x 2.75 x 0.31 in
- Weight 4.59 oz
- Released 2013-04-27
Nokia Lumia 925
Microsoft Windows 10