By Jeff Somogyi, dealnews Media Editor
When the Internet runs out of news, it starts making things up. We think this is funny, so we round up all the lies and speculation and put them here. We call it the "Rumor Roundup" and we do it all for you! This week:
Android OS 4.2, Key Lime Pie, to Debut Later this Month?
Considering only 1.8% of all Android phone users even operate the last update (Jelly Bean), a new OS later this month might finally push everyone to throwing their hands up in disgust and saying, "I'll never have the latest phone OS unless I switch to an Apple iPhone! Curse you, Google! I give up!" (This was a dramatization. I doubt any real person talks like that.) [iTechPost]
Has Apple Found a New Way to Weave Carbon Fibers Together?
Just like Ice-9! Don't drop that phone, or it'll start a chain reaction that turns everything into iPhones! [AppleInsider]
The iPad mini Will be WiFi Only?
That's ok though, right? Because you have a full-size iPad and an iPhone for on-the-go internetting. The iPad mini is a niche product, aimed at stay-at-home tablet-users. Like blogger-moms. Not targeted: Moses (the first mobile tablet user, amiright?!) [L.A. Time]
Microsoft Adopting the Dollar for All Online Transactions?
About time! I'm sick of wanting to buy a game, only to find that I don't have enough points, and instead of buying more points, I just give up and save that money for my retirement. Oh dear. [StickSkills]
Armie Hammer to Play Batman Next?
In this re-imagining, he will have a sidekick (again played by Johnny Depp). They go to Las Vegas. And, um ... Scissorhands? (Look, I just got back from the dentist, I'm still a bit out of it.) [ScreenRant]
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