Although February doesn’t seem the right month to enjoy sunbathing, sangria or Gothic art in the Northern Hemisphere, there’s a reason of force majeure to make a trip to Barcelona. By this I mean Barcelona, Spain. That is, that I’m not talking about Barcelona in Philippines, either Barcelona city in Venezuela, but Barcelona city in Spain instead. Before you ask, I can tell you in advance that there aren’t bullfights or flamenco saraos there. Barcelonan people use to talk about themselves as if they weren’t Spanish and they have nothing to do at all with Spain.
As we could say on a Facebook relationship status, it’s…complicated.
I would be able to talk about the wonders of Barcelona all day long, but it’d be better if we come back to the beginning.
Mobile World Congress 2012 will take place at the end of February. It promises to be an event so big, so wonderful and so related to the guts of the wireless industry that it well deserves we post an article about it.
It’s, in case that I haven’t been clear enough, the most important event about smartphone technology. Companies and attendees all over the world come to show off their not-yet-released prototypes, their not-yet-launched apps and, overall, every single not-yet-for sale whatever stuff will be there. There are some exceptions, though. Samsung claimed that they won’t present their Galaxy III, but maybe we can put our hands on a Nexus Galaxy S; nearly every smartphone manufacturer will bring their quad-core Android gadgets. HTC and Samsung are to be the most expected, but Asus, LG, Huawei and Fujitsu (!) have also confirmed their assistance. In fact, Fujitsu promised to bring an Android model with a 13Mp camera and both dust and water proof.
We also expect to big game developers to be there. Rumor has it that there’s an unholy alliance between Rovio (Angry Birds) and, brace yourselves, KISS (I was made for lovin’…) so there we’ll have the chance to ask if Seasons will change its course and if there’ll be an Angry Birds Movie or what. We’re sure that Gameloft, Glu and EA will charge their artillery somewhere within App Planet, that is the name where developers gather and where the best conferences will be held. Stay tuned.
Without mentioning the appearance of BlackBerry 10 and the penultimate Nokia attempt to save its skin with a Windows-powered smartphone; new and -we hope so- longer life batteries, bendable keyboards and unscratchable screens. Everything served with some canapés and cava (Catalan champagne). MWC12 is like a window to the near future where we, as professional androidnauts of the Androidverse, can understand where we are and where are we going. More than seven hundred fifty thousand square feet (70,500 sq meters) of Mobile World Congress can offer a lot unless we have to dig a hole deep enough to protect ourselves from a falling meteorite (you know, 2012’s stuff).
-aka Pedro Guerrero is AndroidZoom’s editor-in-chief,
though he often wants to give free rein to his creative urge and writes an article about whatever related to Android.