Mobile World Congress

Your guide to the biggest smartphones heading to SA

Hisense C30 Rock<p>Johannesburg - A wave of smartphones launched last month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, will be released to the South African …

Samsung

Nokia Android phones targeted for global release

Image: Nokia<p>A recent tweet has confirmed that the new Nokia smartphones has been planned to be released on the global market.<p>Rather than as an …

Nokia

Everything we think we know about the Samsung Galaxy S8

Next week in New York, Samsung will finally reveal the Galaxy S8. The handset has a lot riding on it — not simply because it’s a brand-defining flagship from one of the biggest names in the business or because the company seems to have delayed it quite a bit as it’s worked to get things righ. Next …

Samsung

Company in focus: China's Lenovo losing bet on mobile phone diversification

BEIJING/HONG KONG -- Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group has put together an impressive streak of acquisitions over the last decade. It took …

Lenovo

Apple iPad (2017) vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Samsung and Apple both have 9.7-in tablets launching this week. However, the two makers are taking very different approaches to their respective …

Tablets

Moto G5 Plus unboxing and first look

Unveiled at Mobile World Congress a few weeks back, the Moto G5 Plus is now available for pre-order in the US and will start shipping on March 31. We …

Phones

Samsung highlights the Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book in new videos

Samsung didn’t unveil its new flagship smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona last month but it did announce two new tablets: the …

Samsung

Google is working on a new social app for editing photos

Google is working on a new social app that lets users edit photos in small groups, says <i>TechCrunch</i>.<p>Apple announced a similar app earlier this week called Clips, which lets users quickly edit videos and add visual elements to them, kind of like Snapchat.<p>Google's new app boasts some of the same …

Google

How to Prepare for Global Marketing Events: An Interview with Aviv Canaani of IBM

There is no low season in Barcelona as far as tourism is concerned; throughout each year, we receive millions of visitors. Even considering this, …

Content Marketing

BlackBerry Keyone Appears At The FCC

The new BlackBerry Keyone was made official at Mobile World Congress last month and now it looks like the handset is getting ready to launch in the …

FCC

How Artificial Intelligence Helped to Create a Gaudí-Inspired Thinking Sculpture

IBM and New-York-based design studio SOFTlab have teamed up to create the first thinking sculpture, inspired by Gaudí and developed with IBM’s Watson …

IBM

How to Prepare for Mobile Advertising’s Fast-Approaching New Frontier

Only a few years back, mobile was a “maybe” in the marketing world. In short order, smartphones and tablets proliferated. Consumer consumption on …

Virtual Reality

5G Technology Takes Center Stage at Mobile World Congress

A few weeks ago, I was one of over 100,000 executives who traveled to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress (MWC). It’s a massive event that showcases …

Innovation

What we’ll likely see at Samsung’s Galaxy S8 launch event

Samsung normally unveils its Galaxy smartphone flagships at the Mobile World Congress, but this year, the Korean technology giant has opted for an …

Samsung Galaxy

The Challenge of Charging: Can Battery Technology Help Wearables?

At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the usual technology names in the mobile phone industry launched their latest products. By looking …

Batteries

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is nice, but wait for the inevitable price drop

Two years after its last major refresh, Samsung is back with the Galaxy Tab S3. A lot has changed in tablet land in the past two years. Sales have slowed considerably, as consumers have stubbornly opted not to upgrade. Manufacturers, meanwhile, are cannibalizing sales from all sides, through larger …

Samsung

Here are the 9 best features in Android O

Google released a developer version of Android O, and here are some of our favorite features and why you should actually care.<p>It's a fun day when the developer preview for an upcoming operating system is released. Whether you're a developer or not you get a sneak peek at upcoming features that may …

Mobile Technology

Samsung’s mobile future is way more exciting than the Galaxy S8

Samsung is about to unveil the Galaxy S8, a brand new flagship smartphone that promises new levels of sophistication for a mobile device, both when …

Samsung

LG Pay launch date revealed: New mobile payment service for G6 smartphone

LG Pay will allow users to make payments through existing credit card readers.<p>LG on Wednesday (22 March) said it is launching a new mobile payment …

Mobile Payments

Facebook struggles to prevent violence on Facebook Live

Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly said that live video is the future of Facebook, but what if that future is terrifying and full of violence?<p>What happens when one of the largest proponents of live video struggles to manage its darker side?<p>Reports that the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl was …

Facebook

Sony’s new Xperia L1 features a 5.5-inch HD display and Android Nougat

Sony announced a new smartphone for North America yesterday. The Xperia L1 is a pretty standard midrange Android device that features a USB-C port, runs Android N, and comes in pink. These are all good things. Here are the rest of the specs:<p>5.5-inch HD display<br>• MediaTek Quad Core processor<br>• 2GB RAM, …

Mobile Technology

QuickLogic: Buy The Pullback

QuickLogic is raising money but this time it is offensive not defensive.<p>A substantial round of design engagement to production negotiations for EOS …

Stocks

Apple's quiet iPad launch proves no one cares about tablets

The iPad franchise has gone from headlining marquee Apple events to showing up in a quiet announcement via press release.<p>Psst! Did you hear that Apple released a new iPad?<p>You'd be forgiven if you didn't. After all, Apple didn't bother to hold an event to introduce its newest 9.7-inch tablet, which …

Tablets

Win a Galaxy S8 from Android Central! Enter now!

The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be revealed soon, so now is the perfect time to give one away to an Android Central reader.<p>Samsung ended its Mobile World …

Samsung Galaxy

What Huawei's NZ$400 Million Investment In New Zealand Means For The Country's Networks

Chinese networking giant Huawei is on somewhat of a roll. It was one of the world’s leading 5G innovators at Mobile World Congress; its flagship phone, the P10, has been introduced to mostly positive reviews (including mine); its sub brand Honor has also just put out a concept phone that does very …

Innovation

Behind the scenes at MWC, Samsung was playing with new OLED technology for phones

Whispers about Samsung’s mystical prototype devices that it would showcase inside of a dark corner at MWC 2017 look to be confirmed, but it’s more …

Samsung

How mobile video transformed Shell’s marketing

<b>Shell’s global corporate marketing has shifted entirely from one dominated by traditional media (i.e. TV and print advertising) and brand messages to</b> …

Mobile

Lego makes Japan its next Legoland destination

If there's no Lego Godzilla stomping Lego City I will be sorely disappointed.<p>Lego, the brick system beloved of the young and young at heart everywhere, is getting set to open its eighth Legoland amusement park in Japan, blending the iconic plastic bricks with the outstanding architecture of the …

Lego

If you needed one reason NOT to buy a BlackBerry phone, THIS is probably it

GETTYThe BlackBerry Priv, pictured, is one of the firm's Android smartphones<p>BlackBerry has finally acknowledged some of the problems that are …

BlackBerry

Reality Check: MWC 2017 – we need to talk about 5G … or do we?

MWC 2017 was big on 5G hype, but mobile operators are in need of solutions today that can help deal with growing video content.<i>Editor’s Note: The RCR</i> …

Wireless