The next best smartphone will likely come out of Barcelona, as will the top tablets, hot wearables, operating system improvements, must-have apps, and future enterprise mobility technologies.
That’s because Barcelona is host to Mobile World Congress, which is no less than the premier mobile technologies showcase in the world, where exhibitors include Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, Asus, Nokia, and Huawei.
Samsung has already teased its hand, and is expected to launch its fifth-generation flagship Android smartphone, the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5, which will compete for attention with the already-revealed LG G Pro 2. Rumors and leaks suggest the others will follow, revealing the next generation of mobile devices and mobility advancements.
The TechnologyGuide team is in Barcelona, ready for hands-on reporting on all the latest and greatest. This year, they are joined by the enterprise experts from sister sites BrianMadden.com and SearchConsumerization. MWC is a big show with big stories, so bookmark this page for the big coverage, including news, features, analysis, and hands-on product reports.
Brighthand goes hands-on with the hotly-anticipated Galaxy S5. Is it just as fast as its predecessor? Does that fingerprint scanner actually work? And how does that dimpled back really feel? Read on to find out.
Samsung’s Gear Fit is a new curved OLED smartwatch with a fitness-tracking bent. Brighthand was able to get the Tizen-based wearable around its wrist at MWC, and found both things to be excited for and things to be wary of.
Samsung Ditches Android for Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo Smartwatches
The Samsung Galaxy Gear is getting new digital guts, as Samsung is replacing its Galaxy wearable less than six months after launching the smartwatch, and ditching Android as well as the “Galaxy” branding in process.
Brighthand takes a tour of the curious new X, X+ and XL handsets, and finds out whether or not these Android-powered Nokia phones are really worthy of all the hype.
Per usual, Huawei has quietly had one of the largest showings of any manufacturer at MWC. One of its more impressive product launches of this year’s show is the MediaPad X1, a new Nexus 7 competitor with surprisingly premium features. TabletPCReview goes hands-on.
TabletPCReview takes a look at two updated 7-inch tablets, courtesy of Nvidia: an updated Tegra Note 7 with LTE support, and a prototype Tegra Note that runs on the company’s powerful K1 chip.
The newest member of Lenovo’s tablet family is the Yoga Tablet 10+ HD, an updated version of the existing Yoga Tablet 10 that comes with a higher-res screen, a beefier processor and a sharper camera. TabletPCReview gives it a spin.
TabletPCReview gets its mitts on Sony’s latest ultra-thin slate, which impresses despite sharing a number of similarities with its predecessor.
Sony has rolled out its latest flagship phone, the Xperia Z2. It doesn’t reinvent the foundation built with last year’s Xperia Z1, but it does bring its spec sheet into 2014.
HTC isn’t bringing out its big guns at this year’s MWC, but it has introduced a couple of stylish new handsets aimed at the mainstream segment of the market.
HP Slate VoiceTab 7 and Slate VoiceTab 6 Hands-On Preview
HP has taken the wraps off a couple of new budget Android devices: the Slate VoiceTab 7 tablet, and the Slate VoiceTab 6 phablet. TPCR tries them out.
HP is one of many tablet OEMs looking to court business users, and it’s unveiled a couple of new Windows 8.1 slates to help boost its efforts.
Not to be outdone by all the new convertibles, phones and tablets on display at MWC, Sandisk has introduced a new microSD card that can seriously bolster your device’s storage space — for a price.
MWC is typically dominated by the consumer-facing side of the mobile world, but plenty of news from the enterprise mobility management sector has sprung up this year too. The experts over at BrianMadden.com break it all down.
BlackBerry delivered more enterprise-centric hardware and software this week that may help the company retain existing customers, but whether it can win back lost customers remains to be seen.
Samsung introduced the latest iteration of its Knox security software at MWC, but it’s also making a push into enterprise mobility management with its Knox EMM cloud service. SearchConsumerization takes a look at whether or not the Korean tech giant can still make a splash in EMM.
Good Technology buys BoxTone as EMM market shifts to bigger vendors
Software firm Good Technology has acquired Boxtone, a company specializing in mobile service management technology, for an undisclosed sum. SearchConsumerization examines how the purchase will affect BoxTone customers, and what it could mean for the EMM world going forward.
Microsoft’s Android Phone: Nokia’s X, X+, XL
Nokia has officially released the new Nokia X series: three new smartphones, all powered by Android, not Windows Phone – can they survive the impending Microsoft acquisition?
Samsung’s latest entry in its uber-popular Galaxy series of smartphones is here, and it’s bringing a polarizing design, some high-powered specs, and a new fingerprint scanner with it. Brighthand has the details.
Sony’s lead tablet is also getting a refresh in time for MWC, as the Xperia Z2 Tablet arrives a little bit thinner, a little bit faster, and a little bit stronger than its predecessor.