Three Hot Topics at Mobile World Congress 2012
Technology arena Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in Barcelona is a blend of mobile industry exhibition and conference. The event was attended by executives from mobile operators, device manufacturers, providers, vendors, and content owners from around the world.
MWC is held 4 times, namely in 2009, 2010, 2011, and now 2012. This year, at least, there are three technology trends that will stand out in the event that was held on February 27 to March 1, 2012 this. Here is a prediction of mobile technology trends at Mobile World Congress 2012, according to Matt Warman, Consumer Technology Editor Telegraph.
Mobile Device your wallet.
Finance companies and banks began to flock to make a payment system that can be done on mobile devices. Google also began trying to break into the payment system will be in 2012 this trend. In the UK and Africa, sending money using mobile devices also have entered into force, including real-time way to track spending.
In the UK, cash and credit cards will be the past. It’s a challenge for other countries to implement the same.
Google to dominate the market.
Can’t be denied, Google also moved into the mobile device market after launching the Android operating system. At MWC 2012 announcement of the launch was mostly mobile devices in Barcelona will be controlled by the Android platform.
Only Nokia and Microsoft will announce a different type of device, but still a small market share. With Motorola’s acquisition by Google a few months ago, will likely impact the Apple market share worldwide. Google also plans to play in software and hardware as well.
MWC visitors were waiting for the announcement which will be presented by keynote speaker, Eric Schmidt (Google executives). Ironically, Apple claimed not to worry about the Google plan to master the hardware.
Machine to machine technology
Most of the technology exhibition focused on B2B (business to business) or B2C (business to consumer), but at the MWC show the product will be a lot of talk M2M (Machine to machine). This means that mobile devices are now no longer set to communicate with humans, but with other devices.