Did you know that every year, there is an event called Mobile World Congress where the world’s top technology companies (like LG, Samsung and Nokia) show off their newest phone and tablet designs?
Mobile World Congress (MWC) is expected to host about 60,000 people this year.
Virtually the only major company that does not make an appearance at this event is Apple. They just like to do things their own way.
Some big news from the first day at Mobile World Congress:
- Search giant Google is activating 850,000 new devices per day running its Android operating system.
- Apple’s iPhone is not selling well in parts of Europe that were hard hit by the debt crisis
- Dual core? Who needs that? Quad-core phones are all the rage now!
- Mozilla, the maker of the popular web browser Firefox, demoed their new mobile operating system, called Boot to Gecko (B2G)
- Phones running B2G are said to cost “ten times cheaper than an iPhone”, according to Carlos Domingo of Telefonica, one of Latin America’s largest mobile operators
I’m particularly excited to see what happens on the less expensive end of the smartphone and tablet markets.
Making them available to more people around the world should be interesting for the future of the content that people view on them.
Here’s a great example: YouTube spending $100 million to create original content for the site.
Are you looking forward to any mobile tech products this year?
Or is all of it just getting too confusing?
I’d love to know what your thoughts are about all this mobile tech, so please let me know in the comments!