MWC 2013

LG to demo Wireless Ultra HD Transmission tech at Mobile World Congress

LG to demo Wireless Ultra HD Transmission tech at Mobile World Congress

LG is set to demonstrate its Wireless Ultra High Definition Transmission technology at Mobile World Congress 2013 for the first time ever. With this technology, users will be able to wirelessly display the content from their smartphone, such as a game, to an Ultra HD television. According to the announcement, this transfer method is smoother and faster previous offerings.

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Google Now, Glass, and designing context: SlashGear talks wearables with Matias Duarte

Google Now, Glass, and designing context: SlashGear talks wearables with Matias Duarte

Google Now doesn't get the recognition it deserves, but that will change if Google's Matias Duarte, director of Android user experience, has anything to do with it, and it may well be in a comfortable marriage with Project Glass. SlashGear sat down with Duarte at Mobile World Congress this week to talk Google Now and how it and Glass, not only share some common DNA, but might well find themselves the future of Android itself.

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Sony to launch a Firefox OS device in 2014

Sony to launch a Firefox OS device in 2014

Sony has announced that it will be launching its own Firefox OS mobile device in 2014. It’s joining the ranks of LG, Huawei, Alcatel, and ZTE in launching devices on the HTML5 platform. Bob Ishida, Deputy CEO at Sony, stated that Sony’s engineers are working alongside Mozilla’s in order to bring a Sony-branded Firefox device or devices to the world next year. The openness of the Firefox OS is attractive to Sony, who wants to create devices on a platform with little to no restrictions on usage.

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Samsung and Visa sign agreement to accelerate NFC payments

Samsung and Visa sign agreement to accelerate NFC payments

Samsung and Visa are looking to take the phenomenon of NFC mobile payments global. Both companies have signed a global alliance agreement that will significantly accelerate the use of NFC mobile payments throughout the world. This agreement will allow any business that enables or is planning on enabling mobile payment programs to be able to use the Visa Mobile Provisioning Service with their programs.

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Samsung to transfer Bada OS aspects to Tizen

Samsung to transfer Bada OS aspects to Tizen

Samsung is finally going to put the dying Bada OS to rest. It has been officially announced that the development for Bada OS will cease as Samsung puts all of its efforts into making Tizen OS a success. Some features from Bada OS will live on as Samsung plans on merging the best features in the OS into Tizen. Tizen will also have backwards compatibility with Bada OS apps on its platform, giving Tizen a bigger catalog to work with.

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Nokia NFC Wireless Charging Car Holder hands-on with Lumia 720

Nokia NFC Wireless Charging Car Holder hands-on with Lumia 720

This week we're having a look at a set of new Nokia devices, one of the most instantly appealing being the universal NFC Wireless Car Charger. This device is made to work with the Lumia lineup of Nokia devices first and foremost, of course, working with Qi standard wireless charging as well as embedded NFC to tell your device it's docked. When you do dock a device like the wireless charging-shell CC-3068-toting Lumia 720, you've got wireless charging, NFC-activated car mode, and a fully secure clamped-in setup. This lovely beast also has several features that allow you to use it with whatever smartphone you like.

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Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs proclaims Internet of Everything connected future

Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs proclaims Internet of Everything connected future

This week Qualcomm's CEO Dr. Paul E Jacobs let it be known that with AllJoyn technology and the company's dedication to open source development, their newly promised Internet of Everything would become a reality. This chat was had during the Mobile World Congress 2013 set of keynotes entitled Vertical Disruption and had Jacobs letting the world know that it wasn't a disruption he'd be talking about, it was a bit more positive angle on the whole situation. With the mobile universe advancing as it is today, Jacobs let it be known that wireless connectivity was in bloom, and AllJoyn was - and is - at the center of it all.

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ZTE Grand Memo hands-on

ZTE Grand Memo hands-on

ZTE has big screens on the brain, and the ZTE Grand Memo is no different, packing a sizable 5.7-inch panel into an Android hoping to find its way to your pocket. The Grand Memo - which, despite what the name might imply, doesn't have a stylus - certainly shouldn't lack in speed, thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. However, it's another example of an odd 720p trend: no 1080p display, here, with ZTE instead opting for 1280 x 720.

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ZTE applauds Qualcomm-toting Grand Memo greatness

ZTE applauds Qualcomm-toting Grand Memo greatness

This week the folks at ZTE have revealed four pillars for success, each of them pumped up for the ZTE Grand Memo, each of them powered by the first-ever integrated market-ready appearance of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC. These pillars ZTE speaks of this week are Slimness, Safety, Security, and Speed, together forming a brand "4S" . With the strength of these pillars as well as the high-quality specifications in the ZTE Grand Memo, the group's newest - and most massive - device, ZTE heads into the future with a Snapdragon-powered motor under the hood.

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