At this year’s MWC event in Barcelona, Samsung continued their winning streak by taking home a few important pieces of new hardware. As voted on by the board, Samsung was awarded five top honors including Best Smartphone for the Galaxy S3 and Device Manufacturer of the Year.
Now that we have HTC’s One event out of the way, the next big event to look forward to is Mobile World Congress. ASUS is taking its turn on the marketing campaign hypewagon for the upcoming show with this latest video. Shot from the perspective of shocked onlookers, Barcelona is taken over by a flying “metallic miracle.”
Starting next week, the mobile landscape will change greatly as LG is set to announce and show off their new 2013 smartphone lineup at MWC in Barcelona. While we have already seen their new Optimus G Pro in the flesh, this new teaser video hints that we might be seeing a couple of mystery devices as well.
Yesterday, LG took to Facebook to tease their next mobile product in the most vague and generic of ways. In fact, all the teaser image said was “New series will be unveiled,” only they forgot to mention a where, when, or what. Well, they finished off the teaser today by posting up a new video to YouTube that confirms it will be a product unveiling at MWC later this month.
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.
Watch out, folks, Intel is bringing their A game to MWC in Barcelona later this month. According to a press release, we can look forward to the Intel showing off their new dual-core Atom Z2420 processors for smartphones running Android. As far as specs on the chips, there is not much to speculate on yet. Intel previously launched the RAZR i with Motorola, but we haven’t heard much about that device since its initial launch.
Can we expect Intel to be able to compete with Qualcomm, NVIDIA, and Samsung going into 2013?
More pictures of the rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 have leaked, but so far they are leaving us with more questions than we had before. Mainly, where does this device fit in with the Note 10.1, Note 2 and the Galaxy Tab series? Shouldn’t the upcoming 7″ Tab 3 be enough? Another question: Samsung, do you really expect anyone to use this as a phone? It does have a telephone app in the bottom left corner, so try holding this to your ear and not getting made fun of.