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Google: You Won’t Be Seeing an Android Booth at This Year’s MWC

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In a bit of sad news for anyone hoping to see a major Android presence at the 2013 MWC like we have seen in past years, Google France has gone ahead and crushed those dreams. In a recent statement, a company spokesman confirmed that there will not be an Android booth in Barcelona, but the Android team will be on hand to support their OEM partners. 

Previously, Google has spared zero expense on making sure they had one of the best booths of all time. There have been smoothie bars, claw games with Android plushies, and almost any Android gadget you could think of.

This is something we might bring up on tonight’s show, but it is starting to become clear that many companies have recently shied away from major industry shows, such as CES, and are now opting for their own major events. Will this trend continue? Who knows.

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  • VoiceofSky

    Android is doomed!

  • Tania N

    Nooo!! Why must you do this to me!! Whyyyyyyy! *throws a tantrum*

  • http://www.facebook.com/jdenman03 Jared Denman

    We can thank apple for this.

  • sc0rch3d

    I don’t like this trend. I think everyone should release their new devices for the year in one HUGE-A-MUNGO-PRESENT-A-THON held over a 24 hour period. You roll the dice and go on your turn…1 hour presentations only.

    • George264

      it might be great for us geeks. nerdgasms and whatnot, but for companies, it’s terrible. Even a great product can get overlooked because too many things are happening. That’s the reason Apple stopped going to CES years ago. They release their own products at their own keynotes. Then they get pretty much all the press to just post on their product/keynote/presentation. Samsung realized that and started holding their own separate Unpacked events. It worked wonders for the GSIII. A lot of hype built up, and at first it was met with dissapointment, but people saw many posts on it, along with enough marketting, it became such a sucess. HTC realized that too, and are holding their own event along with teasers, posters and other marketing posts and it might even turn their company around.

  • http://twitter.com/samwillman Sam Willman

    They don’t have to have their own presense .. they ARE Moto.

  • bakdroid

    Meh. The only thing that is important is I/O.

    • michael arazan

      Would Love to See the Big Manufacturers at Google I/O. All of them showing off the New Android OS on their current phones. Then see all the Manufacturers ban together and Force Carriers for control instead of the other way around, carriers leveraging OS to make us buy a newer device has got to stop.

  • nightscout13

    Look at the trend here, No customer support of any kind for Android, and now no MWC appearance….

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Customer support? For Android? From Google? What are you talking about? CS is all up to the device makers…

      • nightscout13

        The software should have CS. Device OEM’s should cover hardware CS, but Google should have CS for Android.

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          Nope. Waste of resources in my opinion. Feel free to explain why you think it’s in Google’s best interest to provide CS for Android?

          • nightscout13

            If you look at all Google products, none of them have CS. If you have any concern whatsoever, there is no phone number you can call you speak to a human. I think that is ridiculous.

          • PSU_DI

            All Nexus devices have customer support. I’m not sure what your talking about.

            http://support.google.com/nexus/bin/request.py?contact_type=contact_policy

            “To talk to a member of the Google Play team, call 855-836-3987. Our support team is available 24/7.”

          • Daniel Rosseau

            1-855-836-3987 – Customer support number for Nexus products…..you know, the ones Google is actually involved with.

        • HotRodJohnson

          I think you have just proven why they don’t give CS. The have all these products with no support number that are some of the most used products on the web. Gmail, Google Search, G+, Youtube, Android etc. What would motivate them to give CS for products that have been very successful without CS?

  • Thomas

    I knew this whole Android thing was gonna be a bust

    – Steve Jobs

  • http://www.kovdev.com/ kover

    This just proves that Google is removing support for Android, it’s obviously a failed endeavor.

    • JoshGroff

      I love how many people noticed the sarcasm.

    • gokusimpson

      lol sarcasm?

    • DasBoat

      lol wut?

    • bakdroid

      Down votes? Really people?

      • KleenDroid

        Probably Motorola owners

        • Diablo81588

          Downvote for stupidity.

          • KleenDroid

            Downvote for lack of a sense of humor. I assume you also down voted the other comments. Maybe also a Democrat? Lol….. Chill, everything will be OK.

      • http://profiles.google.com/wisekris Kris Wise

        Down vote for BBT

    • Austin Warren

      iChuckled.

  • http://BGR.COM/ riggs

    Android is going under. -Next BGR article

    • http://twitter.com/Kenny_Larson Kenny Larson

      …Crushed by Apple’s Superlative, Ecosystem and Device. (Sorry you forgot the rest of the title.) ;)

      • Ryuuie

        I read “superlative” as “superlaxitive” :| … That’ll probably be in 2020. iLax. As Apple will control all products. Google can control the place the products go into. ;) Android@home. :D

        This joke is dumb. :|

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      If I could favorite comments, I would have done so with this one lol

      • Bewara2009

        No but you can give it 1000000 likes hehe

    • PhillipCun

      HAHAHAHA true story

  • KleenDroid

    Amazing