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Daily Roundup: alleged Windows Phone 8.1 leak, ARM's Cortex-A17 processor, and more!


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.

Samsung Galaxy S5 teaser

Samsung's next-generation Galaxy S5 handset is set to launch at this year's Mobile World Congress. And though we have relatively few details on the device itself, the company's event invitation hints at a couple of new privacy and fitness features. Click the link for details.

Windows Phone 8.1 leak

A Reddit user claims to have grabbed the above screenshot from a developer preview of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 SDK. Though we don't see any hints of the rumored Action Center or Cortana virtual assistant, the image may provide new insight into Redmond's unification of Windows Phone and Windows RT. Read on for more.

Google acquires NASA hangar

Google has many interesting irons in the fire (robots, barges, et cetera), but its latest endeavor is no less intriguing. One of the company's subsidiaries, Planetary Ventures, took ownership of NASA's "Hangar One" with plans to transform the enormous building into an educational facility. Follow the link for more information.

ARM announces new Cortex-A17 processor

ARM plans to bring even better speeds to the mid-range smartphone and tablet markets with its new Cortex-A17 processor. And while there's no release date just yet, we can expect to see a huge push for the A17 come 2015. Click on through for details.

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