SlashGear Morning Wrap-up 2/21/14: Galaxy S5, Xbox update, HTC Desire

This morning we're about to head to Mobile World Congress 2014, but not before we grab a bunch of pre-show news blasts, of course. First we're having a peek at some leaked images of the HTC Desire 8, a smartphone that's certainly pre-cursor to the next HTC One. You'll also want to have a peek at Jolla's Sailfish OS before it launches globally – especially in Android launcher form.

There are cars here too – and we wouldn't be baffled if we saw a few at MWC 2014 in Barcelona, either! Have a peek at the Volkswagen Golf GTE with its plug-in hybrid powers. You'll be able to roll out 31 miles without needing to switch to gasoline.

We're also expecting there to (MAYBE) be an HTC smartwatch at Mobile World Congress. Have a peek at how a Google Now HTC smartwatch could "conquer context" right this minute. The watch itself would be based on Toq, strangely enough.

Now that Facebook is buying Whatsapp, a German privacy chief has suggested that everyone should delete the app before their privacy is invaded. He's citing the European and German data protection regulations Facebook does not comply with, of course.

There's an Xbox One update out there in the wild that you may want to have a peek at. For the first time, too, this update is offered up in Beta form for select users.

Finally there's the Samsung Galaxy S5, teased for the first time officially by Samsung for reveal this next week. That'd be during Unpacked, Samsung's event series which in this case will take place during Mobile World Congress – next week!