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.
In today's market it is getting increasingly hard to make a smartphone stand out of the crowd. With devices like Samsung's Galaxy line or the Xperia Z and Z Ultra from Sony, it's hard to make your choice when it's time to buy. So, to differentiate itself, LG put its newest flagship's buttons on the back. A combination of high-level specifications and great battery life make the G2 one of the best flagship Android phones out there. However, those rear-facing buttons won't be for everyone. Read on for more.
Another week, another Lumia. Nokia's latest offering is a 4.7-inch device powered by an underwhelming 512MB of RAM. The 625 faces some tough competition, mostly coming from its own brothers: the high-end good-looking Lumia 925, and the best-in-class imaging Lumia 1020. So, how does it fare? The 625 is a classic, colorful Lumia that offers LTE for a reasonable price, but just because it has an eyebrow-raising price tag, doesn't make it worth your while. The phone has obvious flaws, that if fixed, could have made it something so much better. Click the link above for our full review.
While you were sleeping last night, Sony unveiled two new devices to add to its entertainment lineup: the new PlayStation Vita, and PS Vita TV. The Vita PCH-2000 is 15 percent lighter and 20 percent thinner than the original model, and claims to add an hour of life to the battery. The new (WiFi-only) Vita will land in Japan first -- on October 10th priced at 18,980 yen (about $190) -- but the rest of the world is going to have to wait, as Sony isn't ready to reveal (or even confirm) availability elsewhere. Click through for our eyes-on with both of the new devices.
Weeks of speculation and leaks have lead to this, Apple's September 10th iPhone event. Rumor has it that at this year's reveal, the Cupertino company will be announcing not one, but two new devices, the iPhone 5S and 5C. For a better idea of what to expect, check out our rumor roundup in preparation for tomorrow. Also, be sure to bookmark this link, and come back at the appropriately listed time in the link above.