SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: August 27th, 2012

As we ramp up for IFA 2012, several companies are prepping a collection of devices that will be revealed for Autumn, including quite visibly LG, Samsung, and a set of camera-slinging groups. Have a peek first at the LG Optimus Vu II for universal remote goodness. Next you'll want to have a look at what very well may be the specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as well. Those of you that have no idea what IFA is, you'll want to see this nutshell guide before you dive in.

The Apple vs Samsung trial may have had a verdict, but it's far from over. Start with Samsung's comment "we will continue until our arguments have been accepted." Samsung is seeking permission to keep selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the USA. One surprise beneficiary of this whole situation is Nokia as their stock springs up almost 11 percent. Perhaps the most damning moment post-verdict thus far has been a comment from a jury member saying that they'd aimed to "punish" Samsung – this being a direct affront on what penalties for patents are supposed to be.

There's been a refresh of the Belle interface for Symbian devices, believe it or not. There's a Samsung Android camera coming to IFA 2012. The HTC device called "proto" so far has been renamed HTC Desire X.

Hip-hop artist is set to premiere his newest audio track on Mars via the NASA Curiosity rover. The new iPhone – code-named iPhone 5 for now – has been spotted sporting NFC capabilities – right behind the camera up top. There's a Samsung hybrid tablet with keyboard headed for IFA with Windows 8.

Dropbox now has two-step verification for security strength. You'll want to check out the column by Philip Berne entitled Fixing the Deadliest Gadget all about gun rights. Don't forget also to see the specs that have been released thus far for a very non-dangerous gadget by the name of LG Optimus G. Also don't forget to check out our hands-on with the recently released Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 4G LTE from Verizon – and ask any and all questions you might have about it!