Mobile World Congress 2016- the largest mobile trade show of the year held in Barcelona, the European showcase for Everything of Mobile, hybrid laptops and bunch of future technologies. It kicked off with two major flagship smartphones launch: LG’s G5 and Samsung’s Galaxy S7. Mobile is Everything was the theme of 2016’s event and nothing could be truer; everywhere and anywhere your eyes reach, everything was MOBILE.
Virtual Reality: The 1st day was of VR. Samsung revealed Gear VR headsets whereas HTC disclosed launch dates and pricing for the Vive, Mark Zuckerberg made an appearance at the launching event of Samsung and proclaimed a new Facebook team responsible for developing social applications compatible with VR handsets.
The next generation 5G: World is getting ready for the supersonic speed of the internet. Race of Telecom giants is on. Will it be AT&T or SK or any other European service provider?
Connected everything: 5G networks also hold the key to the success of the IoT dream. In addition to being faster, 5G networks will also theoretically be able to handle millions of connections. Addition to this, the Ford Smart Mobility plan will enlarge as the company transitions to an auto and a mobility company.
Auto Pilot Cars: Self-driving cars are great things. Tesla, Uber, Ford, Google and all carmakers are concentrating in this field. People will either download movies on 5G or experience Facebook VR while they are driven in self-driving cars. Automakers were here to highlight their work to connect cars to information technology. Ford introduced its latest Kuga SUV that wrapped with updated technology, such as enhanced commands over voice and easily accessible applications.
Wearable devices: It was one of the trending topics of this year. There was few wearables’ launch this year at MWC. Analysts say that the wearables market will lead through many variations over the coming years. It exhibits that industry focuses on strengthening and stabilising present lines.
Delivery Bots: Starship Technologies’ offers robot that can locate house from the supermarket. The six-wheeled robots will carry groceries bags. It has nine cameras which help in avoiding barriers and seeks remote navigation in case of trouble.
Trashcans got smarter: Continuing the series of the smart launch at MWC 2016, it gave birth to Smart Trash Cans. Smart Homes, Smart Shoes, Smart Clothing, Smart Weighing Scales, Smart Luggage Tags, etc. Sigfox’s Smart Trash Can idea is now being executed by Barcelona city. It will connect 200 trash cans which use the low-power wireless network of Sigfox to report when they’re getting full, it means, less time – fewer resources and cleaner city.
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This is all from the largest mobile event of the year. Keep Calm and Future is here.