MWC16

HTC Hints It’s Looking At Mobile VR

Despite not unboxing a new high end smartphone at Mobile World Congress this week, embattled mobile maker HTC has told TechCrunch it's not ready to admit premium defeat -- saying it has a new flagship

Highlights From Mobile World Congress 2016

This week, we went to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress 2016. We covered a panel about mobile ad blocking, Mark Zuckerberg talked about Free Basics and encryption, Samsung announced the Galaxy S7 an

Opera CEO: Sale To Chinese Consortium Wasn’t Our Decision

After months of rumor, Opera finally confirmed two weeks ago that its board had accepted a takeover offer from a consortium of Chinese firms for the price of $1.2 billion. I had a chance to sit down

Tablets Are Dead

In 2010, tablets were supposed to be the new hot thing. Apple released the first iPad, Samsung was working on the Galaxy Tab and countless others were about to flood the market with Android tablets. S

Jide’s Slick Remix OS Tweaks Android For PC-Style Productivity

A startup comprised of a trio of ex-Google engineers is doing something Google has roundly failed to do: make Android compelling on larger screen devices like tablets and even PCs.

Jolla Signs African OEM Mi-Fone To Sell Sailfish-Powered Handsets

Mobile OS maker Jolla, who with its Android alternative Sailfish has been trying to carve out a niche for a third platform in the smartphone space for the past five years, has announced it’s signed

Xiaomi To Release New Mi 5 Smartphone In China, India And “Other Global Markets”

Xiaomi is ready to do it again. The company just introduced its latest smartphone and it looks fantastic. Xiaomi is no longer a company that looks to others for inspiration. Xiaomi is no longer an ups

Watch Xiaomi’s MWC 2016 Press Conference Right Here

Xiaomi is set to unveil… something at Mobile World Congress 2016 and you can watch all the action right here. If the title of the stream is any indication, there’s a good chance that Xiaom

These Are The Startups Pitching At Our TechCrunch MWC Meetup

TechCrunch is holding a Meetup and Pitch Off during Mobile World Congress, on the evening of Wednesday, Feb 24. The event is now SOLD OUT. Attendees will see around 8 startups pitch to win tickets to

Fear, Loathing And Opportunity On Display As Ad Industry Eyeballs Spectre Of Mobile Ad Blocking

A fractious MWC16 panel on mobile ads brought several executives from the ad industry side plus ad behemoth Google face-to-face with what might be their worst nightmare: network-level mobile ad blocki

Is Smartphone Innovation All Tapped Out?

A panel session probing the perennial heads or tails of mobile device commoditization vs mobile device innovation here at MWC 2016 earlier today heard an interesting range of views. Speakers ran the g

Every Angle Of The New Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge

Samsung aimed to gather the best features of Galaxies past for their S7 line. That included features missing from the S6 like water resistance and a microSD slot, but the company also took the impro

At MWC, Facebook’s Zuckerberg Talks Free Basics, Lasers and Encryption

Facebook had a high-profile setback when its Free Basics mobile connectivity program got blocked in India earlier this month over net neutrality issues, but its CEO Mark Zuckerberg is adamant &#

Epson Announces Moverio BT-300 Smart Glasses

Epson is showing off the new Moverio BT-300 today in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress 2016, the latest and most advanced member of their Smart Glasses family of products. Pre-production models a

Motorola (Brand) Is Alive And Doing Well

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/01/29/lenovo-to-buy-motorola-mobility-from-google/">Two years</a> after Lenovo acquired Motorola, it looks like Motorola is doing fine. Or at least that's wha

After Jibe Mobile Buy, Google To Provide Carriers With Android RCS Client

Here at Mobile World Congress 2016, the annual Barcelona-based flesh-pressing of the telco industry, Google and a bunch of carriers have put out a press release talking up how they are apparently 'ali

Cyanogen’s New MOD Platform Will Allow Developers To Deeply Integrate Their Apps Into Its OS

Typically, mobile apps are stand-alone experiences that play nicely with the operating system but aren’t fully integrated in it. Cyanogen — the company best known for its Android-based Cya

Adobe Expands Its Mobile Portfolio With Experience Manager Mobile, New Marketing Cloud Core Services

Adobe announced a number of new products at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today that will expand the company’s set of mobile core services in its Marketing Cloud and make it easier for ente

Facebook Brings 360 Dynamic Streaming To Samsung Gear VR, Forms Social VR Team

Zuck shocked everyone by appearing on stage for the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event for MWC 2016. He wasn't there to push Samsung's new phones or talk about Messenger, his time onstage was all about vir

Nokia: We’re In No Rush To Get Our Brand Back On Phones

After exiting the smartphone market dramatically by selling its mobile making division to Microsoft for $7.2 billion back in 2013, Nokia has hinted it is looking to return to the smartphone business b
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