You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy.
Today the 7-inch tablet market is over crowded with relatively inexpensive top of the line devices, like the recently refreshed Nexus 7 and the ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7. Competition is fierce, and Lenovo hasn't had much luck thus far in delivering quality tablets. With its latest offering -- the 7-inch IdeaTab A1000 -- Lenovo focused on audio quality, but the device's poor performance and disappointing display are a letdown. Read on for more.
Meizu lost its way a bit with the MX2, but the MX3 shows us that Jack Wong's team may have finally put the Chinese company back on track. The new flagship offers a Wolfson audio chip, third-gen Sony 8-megapixel sensor, and Android 4.2-based Flyme 3.0 along with a TOL (touch-on-lens) display with a 1,800 x 1,080 resolution. Some of these features we couldn't comment on based on our limited time with the device, but just the presence of these components suggests that Meizu may be once again headed in the right direction. Click through for our full hands-on.
IFA 2013 is fast approaching, and this year's event is shaping up to be everything CES 2013 wasn't. We've yet to see any official announcements from the big contenders, but through chatter, leaks, and teases we have a fairly full picture of what to expect starting September 4th in Berlin, Germany: smartwatches and wearables, Haswell hardware and phones with 4K shooters. Head on up for the full details of what we might see come Wednesday.
As September 10th grows closer, rumors of Apple's newest iPhone -- dubbed the iPhone 5C -- have only ramped up. Today we got a glimpse of the new budget smartphone in blue, white, yellow, and even a salmon pink. The latest leak comes from Chinese site iapps.im, before being deleted at the request of a "relevant party." Read on for more information, and a few choice shots of the new device in its translucent packaging.
- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system iOS (7)
- Screen size 4 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Carriers (US) AT&T
- Dimensions 4.9 x 2.33 x 0.35 in
- Weight 4.65 oz
- Released 2013-09-20