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.
After months of rumors and leaks, Apple is finally ready to unveil its latest iPhone (and budget alternative) on September 10th. What else should you expect? iOS 7 will almost definitely make an appearance across Apple's devices, and we wouldn't put it pass the Cupertino company to introduce a refreshed line of iPads. Regardless of the news, we'll be there covering the whole event live. Click through for more details.
Late last night Microsoft announced plans to acquire "substantially" all of Nokia's device and service arms as well as licensing the phone maker's patents and mapping know-how. This deal comes after negotiations that were rumored to have begun over two years ago. The Redmond company will be dishing out a whopping 3.79 billion euros ($4.99 billion) for the business, and 1.65 billion euros ($2.18 billion) for its patent armory. Read on for more, and check out Microsoft's rationale of the acquisition while you're at it.
Continuing its theme of sweet tasting names, Google announced today that Android 4.4 -- the company's next version of its widely used operating system -- will be called 'KitKat.' Originally it was thought that Google would use the name "Key Lime Pie" for its update, but, as John Lagerling director of Android global partnerships puts it, "very few people actually know the taste of a key lime pie." Head on up for a promo video from Nestle, and an explanation of how the name was chosen.
It was leaked just this morning, then officially announced, and now it will appear for the third time today in our hands-on: Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite. So, what's changed? Better lighting, a faster chip and one big Amazon logo. The company's branding once subtle -- is now boldly and largely printed on the back of the device. All-in-all the updated Kindle is more of a minor improvement on an already solid e-reader than a revolutionary redesign. Check out our our full hands-on above.
Google Android 4.4
Apple iPhone 6s
Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 3rd-gen
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