MWC 2013

HTC One beats the rest, wins ‘Best Mobile Device’ at MWC 2013

Now that the exciting show in Barcelona, Spain, has finally ended we are now starting to see the awards going out for best in show. Mobile World Congress is one of the most exciting mobile events of the year, and this time around was no exception. Even though HTC didn't announce their device at MWC 2013 they still took home the gold.

CAT B15 rugged smartphone hands-on: Built to last

During the show here in Spain for Mobile World Congress an interesting device from the rugged construction company Caterpillar was announced. It isn't their first Android smartphone, but the new CAT B15 could be a good alternative for those out in the field. This is one of those rugged smartphones that actually might be worth taking a look at thanks to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

LG hands-on with “world’s smallest wireless charger” and Optimus G Pro case

In addition to the smartphone announcements, LG has also made some smaller announcements. Of which, one is actually being touted as the "world's smallest." This one happens to be the LG WCP-300 Wireless Charger. Another item being shown off is the flip cover case for the Optimus G Pro handset. We recently spent a few minutes checking out each of these while on the show floor here at Mobile World Congress.

Google Now and Project Glass are potentially the future of Android

Google Now has been one of our favorite features in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and I'm pretty sure we're not alone in that thinking either. Google's continued to update and improve both the feature in general, as well as all the backend services. However, today our very own Chris Davies and sister site SlashGear sat down with Google's Matias Duarte to talk Google Now, Project Glass, and more.

Hands-on with the new Lenovo A- and S-series tablets: Aiming for the Nexus 7

Today here in Barcelona, the folks from Lenovo have announced a trio of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean powered tablets to take on the market. More importantly, Lenovo wants to take on Google's own Nexus 7 with two aggressively designed and priced 7-inch tablets in their new A-series. Then we have a new Lenovo S-6000 10.1-inch tablet also coming soon. Check out all the pictures and specs below.

Samsung unveils KNOX, an end-to-end solution for BYOD friendly workplaces

Samsung has talked about BYOD (bring your own device) before and already have the SAFE for Enterprise program which has always been touted as offering "solutions that include the necessary security and feature enhancements suitable for business use." Coming out of Mobile World Congress however, it seems Samsung has taken the BYOD offerings a step further by adding some additional layers of security. The new program is called KNOX and this one is said to be the "comprehensive mobile solution" for work and play.

Sony Xperia Tablet Z hands-on: World’s thinnest tablet

Sony is ready to take on the Android tablet market again with their new and improved Xperia Tablet Z. Claiming it's the "world's thinnest 10.1-inch tablet" it offers some top tier specs all in a sleek and lightweight design. Their previous tablets haven't been too popular, but Sony hopes to shake things up with the all new Z. It's only 6.9mm thin, has a quad-core processor, and will control your TV with ease. Read on for our full hands-on.

LG Optimus L7 II, L5 II and L3 II hands-on: Coming in all sizes

The folks from LG have unleashed a full array of smartphones here at MWC 2013, and we've been able to get our hands on all of them. For those who don't want a massive 5.5-inch HD phone (since that isn't for everyone) LG has already announced three additional smartphones to hit all the other respective size points. Just like last year, we now have the LG Optimus L series, only this time it's the L II. Below is the new L7 II, L5 II, and L3 II. Odd names, but check em out.
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