Weekly Round-up

Well, coming off the high of Gamescom, it was hard to get back into the regular rumor mill that inhabits the pages of tech blogs and e-magazines the world over.  But, with the rapid approach of the IFA tradeshow, opening September 5, rumors are starting to gain a little more substance, and we managed to find a few promising tidbits to share with you.  Since last week was all about gaming, this week, we’re all about phones.

First, real Apple news: OS X Yosemite Public Beta 2 and new iTunes 12 build now available.

And now, your weekly iPhone 6 rumors:
128 GB of storage?
5.5-inch chassis?
If you still want more, Gizmodo has put together an excellent summary of everything we think we know about this enigmatic device.

If you’re already thinking about how to bling your new iPhone 6, it is available for pre-order in 24 karat gold from Brikk.  Of course, if the cool $5,000 starting price is a little rich for your budget, we’ll have skins starting in the low dollars.  Like, less than $10.

If the phone mentioned above is, in fact, not a little rich for you, you may soon be able to use it to start your Tesla, according to 9to5 Mac.

Not the leave out the iPhone’s faithful cousin, word on the street is that the next generation of iPad Air may have 2GB of RAM.

The iPhone 6, and possibly the new iPad Air, is likely to debut on September 9, when Apple has scheduled a “media event”.  That’s for real, not just a rumor.  Probably.

With the Galaxy Note 4 one of the most hotly anticipated new devices expected this year, Samsung is going to have a big job living up to speculations.  Here are a few of them:
Galaxy Note 4 Camera Features and more Galaxy Note 4 camera details.
And, of course, the fabled three-sided screen, straight from the U.S. Patent Office’s mouth.
Bonus! Here is an exciting preview of some of its stylus-related capabilities from Samsung’s Chinese site.

Also from Samsung (with Barnes & Noble), the Galaxy 4 Nook.
And, just for fun, Samsung Galaxy Mega stops bullet, saves man’s life.


LG has announced two new handsets will be revealed at IFA this year, the L Fino and L Bello.  More on that from AndroidPit and Ausdroid.


According to TK Tech News‘s apparently inside source, Motorola is planning 8 new devices in time for the winter gifting season.  Many of these will likely be announced at the special Motorola event in Chicago, planned for September 4.


Finally, Android Authority recommends android smartwatches, bluetooth speakers and headphones, and other fun and useful stuff for going back to school, keeping the student’s limited budget in mind.

Androids on skateboards courtesy of wikimedia.

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