Podcast - 13th March 2014
This year's Mobile World Congress was notable for the number of product launches by handset manufacturers. To get a better understanding of smartphone manufacturing, we spoke to Johan Lodenius of semiconductor company MediaTek.
He gave us a simple overview of how 'fabless' manufacturing works, discussed developments in smartphones and wearable devices, contemplated the end of the PC era and talked about the importance of driving costs down.
by Andrew Skinner, Relationship Director of the Technology, Media & Telecoms team at Barclays
The GSMA reported that 85,000 visitors attended Mobile World Congress this year, breaking all previous records for the show.
Andrew Skinner, Relationship Director of the Technology, Media & Telecoms team at Barclays, reflects on his time in Barcelona and some of the key themes to come out of this year’s show.
Podcast - 27th February 2014
Dr Kevin Curran, Reader in Computer Science at the University of Ulster, joined us during Mobile World Congress to offer his well-informed opinion about trends in mobile technology.
We talked about a wide range of topics, including battery life, disposable tablets, wearables, m-health, 4G fragmentation, connected furniture, M2M security, the rise of video and the IEEE.
Podcast - 25th February 2014
James Rosewell and Mark Bridge report from Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.
In this podcast they talk about all the major mobile manufacturer announcements, including Nokia's new Android-based phones and Sony's newest high-spec devices.
Another wearable device revealed as well
Samsung has taken advantage of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to announce its new Galaxy S5 smartphone.
The new handset runs Android with a 5.1-inch full HD screen and a 2.5GHz quad-core processor.