Tomorrow is the last day of the world's best tech show - the Mobile World Congress - taking place in Barcelona right now. While the tech industry witnessed several tech revolutions at this year's MWC, however before moving ahead, it's always a ritual to honor/award the technogy and devices which have brought the change.
Consequently, the Oscars of mobile world, the GSMA's 20th Global Mobile Awards were held at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) recently.
While Apple and LG scored top titles in smartphone category at the event, Motorola, Samsung and ZTE again, were among the award winners, followed by Gameloft for Asphalt 8: Airborne and Bharti Airtel, who also scored distinctive titles.
Let's have a quick peek at some categories of interest.
Best Wearable Mobile Technology
Motorola bagged the Award for the Best Wearable Mobile Technology. Motorola's Moto 360 claimed the award with it's unique and distinctine features.
This classically designed, modern timepiece powered by Android WearTM, enriching the user's mobile experience by displaying timely notifications, keeping users up to date without taking them away from the moment. Weather, flight alerts, traffic and more can all be read from a glance at their wrist. Based on where they are and what they're doing, the user always sees the single most important notification on the watch face.
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Best Mobile Tablet
The Microsoft surface Pro 3 was awarded the best mobile tablet at the GSMA's. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 was sure to bag this award because of it's versatiole nature. Versatility here means the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 can provide you both, the power of a laptop and the portability of a tablet. It is carefully designed keeping in mind the intricacies of the consumer and creative aspects of a device. The bridge in between a consumer shifting form his PC or laptop to this tablet is adequately satiable.
Motorola Moto E
Best Low Cost Smartphone
The critical acclaim of this phone has grown enormously and spread like wildfire in the mobile phone market over the past coupe of years. Why? Because it is the best in it's class for all that it has to offer. The Moto E is a durable and reliable handset from Motorola. Featuring the sharpest display in it's class coupled with a long lasting battery the product is a revolution in itself for the price it comes at. In a line. it's a no compromise product that takes price and performance to the next level.
Apple iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 isn't simply bigger,it's better in every way. Larger, yet dramatically thinner. More powerful, but remarkably power efficient. With a smooth metal surface that seamlessly meets the new Retina HD display. It's one continuous form where hardware and software function in perfect unison, creating a new generation of iPhone that's better by any measure. With all round improvements from designs, to specs, to functionality yet remaining true to the core this proposition offers unparalleled performance and unmatched consumer success.
Since launch, the LG G3 has been critically acclaimed and its success has largely contributed to the increase in annual global revenue. Setting a new precedent as a device developed primarily from consumer feedback, and design ethos "Simple is the New Smart", it delivers an easy-to-use, intuitive user experience with its 5.5-inch Quad HD Display and 13-megapixel OIS+ camera with Laser Auto Focus. t is also packed with innovations such as Smart Keyboard, Gesture for Selfie, Flash for Selfie and Knock CodeTM to offer a simply convenient, simply clever and simply safer user experience.
ZTE's Spiro 2
Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device
This mini projector has a touchscreen and runs Android with full access to the Google Play Store. The Spiro 2 is a versatile, compact and multifunctional projector. It offers both mobile hotspot and portable projector functionality in a compact, aesthetically-pleasing package.The ZTE Spyro 2 is based on Android 4.4.2 Kitkat and is one of its kind in the projector Line-up.
Samsung's KNOX Workspace
Best Security/ Anti-Fraud Product
The award for the best Security/ Anti-Fraud Product or Solution was bagged by Samsung for it's KNOX Workspace. The Samsung KNOX Workspace is a manageable, on-device mobile security solution featuring separate enterprise and personal data with enhanced technology secure enough to run on government grade networks. It leverages hardware security capabilities to offer multiple levels of protection for the operating system and applications. It is intrinsically integrated with the Samsung hardware platform, eliminating the enterprise steps needed to ensure version compatibility and coordination of deployment of 3rd party solutions, while also supporting a deep set of VPN related features.
Gameloft for Asphalt 8: Airborne
Best Mobile Game App
Airborne, is a mobile an Android game developed by Gameloft's Barcelona studio taking arcade racing on the mobile platform to the next level. The game has stunning visuals along with officially licensed dream cars. With a exhilarating sense of speed and vertigo which is spellboundingly immersive. With 16 player real-time multiplayer options enhanced by Apple's metal technology the Asphalt 6 is ludicrously fun to play.
Bharti Airtel for One Touch Internet
Best Mobile Service or App for Consumers ERS
This app launched by Bharti Airtel was custom made for the population in India who were still to debut their full-fledged internet usage. The WAP portal aimed at simplifying internet services for millions of first time users. It provides the user a worry free environment to play around until the user is able enough to garduate and use the Internet. The registered users can see-try-buy popular online services including social media, e-commerce, travel sponsored by brands, handset deals, news, sports. With 7million users and over 2million trials this app has set it's roots deep down in the Indian market.
Smart Communications for SPINNR
Best Mobile Music App
SPINNR is a music app delveloped by the Phillippines and the best thing about this app is that it lets you download and stream music without any data charges. Isn't that wonderful! Their database is huge ranging from International chartbusters till your local hits. What's best is that you get to create a personalised pre-defined playlists for every occasion. Apart from all this it has SPINNR Radio and a heap of videos to offer.