The Mobile World Congress rumors are flying, and we won’t see them start to slow down before the event begins next week.
Sony has released a short video teaser for their MWC event, which says that we’ll see “something extraordinary” on Feb. 24. We should expect to see either the Xperia Z2 smartphone or the Z2 tablet— if we see both, then we wouldn’t be surprised either.
Stay tuned for live updates on every bit of information coming out of MWC in Barcelona next week. Hit the break for Sony’s video below.
Google has unveiled Project Tango, a 3D sensing smartphone, which can make computer vision and perceptual computing solutions like software that maps and creates 3D reconstructions of indoor spaces.
Matterport, the company behind Project Tango’s software (and now working with Google), will be present at Mobile World Congress next week, so we’ll be hearing a lot from them in the next few days.
The software is brilliant, and as you’ll see in the video, pretty accurate as well as it maps an actual room using a Project Tango prototype. There is certainly some room (no pun intended) to grow for this project, but it’s an enormous start. The possibilities are nearly limitless for this type of software, so it’ll be exciting to see how Google and Matterport move ahead here.
Hit the break for the video.
Geeksphone, a Spain-based OEM, will be releasing the “Revolution,” an Android and Firefox-based device on Feb. 20, just four days before Mobile World Congress.
The device will feature a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, a 4.7-inch 960 x 540 screen, 1GB RAM, an 8MP rear shooter, and a 2MP front camera.
Its main feature, obviously being able to switch seamlessly between Firefox OS and Android, is certainly a nice addition to the device.
It can be purchased for 289 euro ($395) at launch. An early bird sale will have the phone for sale online-only for 269 euro.
We’ll keep you posted with more information as the release date approaches.
Even though Samsung promises to tone down future versions of its skinned versions of Android in order to promote Google’s services, Samsung is still pushing forward with its own UI.
This morning Samsung Mobile tweeted out a teaser image for its Unpacked 5 event on February 24. What we see is the possibility of new icons coming to Touchwiz. Besides S Health, the Life icon might suggest that the Life Times app leaked a few weeks ago will be debuted in Barcelona. While we doubt that Samsung is pushing its own social network at the event, it can be assumed that social aspects will be more robust and present throughout the new UI. Given the amount of sensors in the Galaxy S 4 outdoors could correlate with similar sensors on top of location tools. On top of that, it looks like the Korean company is pushing speed, fun, search, style and privacy as well.
Of course we can speculate all we want, but we won’t know just what exactly all of this means for about another two weeks. The event starts at 20:00 (8 p.m.) Central European Time or 2 p.m. Eastern.
We thought Huawei would be unveiling the successor to the Ascend P6, the Ascend P7, later this month at Mobile World Congress— instead, they’ll be launching another phone, alongside a brand new smartwatch.
Details aren’t yet available on either device, and we’d expect that most would be more interested in the smartwatch of the two. It looks as though Huawei, Apple’s main Asian competitor, will be beating Apple to the wearable market, at least in Asia.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted on all of this, especially because, as always, leaked specs and photos should be coming relatively soon.
Source: Wall Street Journal
Rumors about Nokia‘s first Android powered device have been gaining speed, and the latest on the phone is that Nokia will debut it at the upcoming Mobile World Congress. The device was also under development when Microsoft first made their bid to buy Nokia’s mobile device business. So far the leaked specifications of the device suggest that it will be an entry level device, and even that it will feature a modified version of Android that won’t include access to the Google Play Store, but will instead use Nokia’s own app store.
An official announcement from LG tonight let us all know that the LG G Pro’s successor, the G Pro 2, will be released in February. It’ll feature a pretty large and high-quality screen, just as its predecessor, but information on exact specs, pricing, and availability is not yet available. Expect the unveiling to come at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from Feb. 24-27.
Via: Android Central
The Oppo Find 7 has seen its fair share of leaks. So it is no surprise that it may be announced very soon. It is now being reported that the Find 7 will be officially announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month. Also, its price is said to be $594.
The specifications end of this report says that it will have a 5.5-inch QHD display (2560×1440). Inside is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3GHz with 2GB of RAM. A microSD card slot compliments 16GB of internal storage.
According to SamMobile, the Samsung Galaxy Grand Lite (GT-I9060) will become official at Mobile World Conference in February. Receiving information from an insider, they say it “is something of a cross Grand and Grand 2 – it will have a 5-inch WVGA screen, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal storage with microSD slot, and a 2,100mAh battery.” The Grand Lite will have a 5MP around the back and a VGA one up front. The device will ship with either Android 4.2 or 4.3 Jelly Bean and come in your choice of black, lime green, and orange. As usual for the Grand line, the Grand Lite is expected to have dual SIM support for countries like China and India.
ASUS has released an odd teaser video this morning, depicting what appears to be an alien mothership making its way to Barcelona, Spain in preparation for Mobile World Congress 2013. While no smartphones or tablets are directly identified in the video, ASUS says to join them on Feb. 25,” when Pad and Phone come together,” denoting the possibility of new Padfone hardware at next week’s electronics show. Don’t just take our word for it, you can catch the full video after the break.