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Mobile World Congress 2016

Discussion in 'Tablets, Smartphones and Mobile Devices' started by amusicsite, 14 Feb 2016.

  1. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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    Mobile World Congress occurs at the end of February each year. Our 2016 event will begin Monday, 22 February and continue through Thursday, 25 February.

    https://www.mobileworldcongress.com/

    Could be a mildly interesting year with Ubuntu phones, Windows maybe if they have got their version 10 almost stable. New chips with more power or lower power consumption. I guess a healthy dose of IoT things and new bloated phones. I'll imagine evolution rather than revolution.
     
  2. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
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    Show kicks off tomorrow but unreal and Samsung have just announced better gaming on the next generation of phones.

    https://www.unrealengine.com/blog/epic-games-unveils-protostar-at-samsung-galaxy-unpacked
     
  3. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
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    Actually the Galaxy 7 looks quite an improvement.

    https://www.samsungmobilepress.com/

    In brief, their unveiling show.

    Subtly smother design, a few nice tweaks on the ui, waterproof, better low light photography, in fact it looks a much better camera than the iPhone. Of course the 30% cpu upgrade and a whooping 60% gpu upgrade! Along with the 3.6kAh batteries and an assortment of power packs. Which you will need of you start playing the games that will tax your device.

    Unreal show off lovely tech demo. Which I'm sure would nicely drain your battery and test out the new cooling...

    Then they showed of the vr capabilities along with their new camera to take vr friendly videos. Then Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage to say, obviously we want all your videos and want to be the platform for sharing this content.
     
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  4. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

    Location:
    UK
    LG have a similar upgrade, common features included always on screen, vr friendly and concentration on playing. Though LG went for the modular approach with a swapable base section to allow other modules. Kicking off with an extended battery unit combined with camera buttons and a Bang & Olufsen sound system.

    As well as other addons like a roving camera, 360 photo stick and drone flying stick.

    Also announced here was Google announcing they will store all your 360 pictures, tagged to their location in Street View at full quality for free. (may be worth reading the t&c's on that feature)

    So looks like always on screens, vr, hardware addons and more fun is the catch words of this years mobiles. Along with easy sharing to creapy social network ... I mean your friends
     
  5. rusky

    rusky Staff Member

    Unfortunately, I'm not going ;( although colleagues have been sending me photos of beer & sun for the past 2 days!
     
  6. EddyP

    EddyP Well-Known Geek

    LG's phone is very high quality now that it's hit the market. I was sceptical at first, but a friend of mine recently purchased one and I've been impressed. The swap-able bases represented a trend in mobile that I believe will be big! Easier customisation of hardware is sorely needed, and hopefully this phone has shown the market for it.

    One of my other favourite things shown off is the incoming mobile version of prevero's corporate performance management software. Will make freelancing much easier for many people, and suggests perhaps mobile will become (even more) integral to freelancing manangement (as it says on their site): http://www.prevero.com/en/solutions/performance-management.html