The Mobile World Congress is about to start and for the next few days, many of the worldwide popular tech names will be moved to Barcelona, Spain. It’s that time of the year when newest technology that will mark 2013 will be showcased at a tech show. What do we expect to see at the Mobile World Congress 2013?
Beside the usual wide range of smartphones and tablets that’s showcased at the show, we’re witnessing the appearance of automobiles manufacturers, whose purpose is to promote cars with latest technology. At first, you may be confused and it may sound strange, but the automobile industry is slowly starting to depend on mobile technology and these shows are the perfect chance for them to show the close connection between automobiles and gadgets.
For that purpose, it’s highly likely we’ll be seeing smartphone apps that will work with the in-vehicle system and will provide the user a unique driving and smartphone experience. We’ll get to see how mobile devices’ potential can be used in our vehicles.
We’re also expecting to see a great number of app developers at the show, which will show off their latest app ideas for every platform out there – iOS, Android, Windows Mobile 8 and other operating systems for mobile devices. All sorts of apps will appear on the show and most of them will focus on people’s health and their fitness needs. So, basically, we’re expecting to see mobile apps that will suit everyone’s taste and will satisfy everyone’s needs.
The inevitable and most exciting part of each mobile show is the unveiling of smartphones and tablets. Traditionally, the Mobile World Congress is the spot where a great number of tablets and smartphones get introduced to the world. This is the branch that catches most of our attention.
Some of the tablet and smartphone manufacturers have announced their products even earlier, before the official beginning of the show on Monday. HTC held a special event on which HTC One was introduced, but we’re eager to meet HTC Mini, as well. Sony also managed to get some media attention with its Xperia Z and Xperia Tablet Z, so there is much ongoing rumoring related to these two devices. LG is preparing to showcase its 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro and ZTE will most probably introduce its Grand Memo smartphone.
As for Samsung’s revelations, we’ve come to a conclusion that the Korean company is not going to show its next Galaxy S handset – the Galaxy S4 at the Mobile World Congress. Instead, the company is going to hold a special media event in March on which the highly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S4 will take over the spotlight.
However, rumors suggest Samsung is still going to show something on the MWC, but it’s likely that would be a couple of smartphones that will run Tizen OS. Besides, we’re excited to meet the gadget from the photos that leaked recently – the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet.
Of course, this is not everything that will be covered on the show. Stay tuned, there will be more to be thrilled about.