The 18th Global Mobile Awards recognize Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Google’s Android and Nexus 7
This week the GSMA Mobile World Congress is in full swing in Barcelona. From the 25th to the 28th of February the MWC has opened its gates to more than 70,000 participants. On Tuesday, the 18th edition of Global Mobile Awards took place in the Catalan capital. The Android system and software was acclaimed for its role in the current mobile technology and in this regard the Samsung Galaxy S III won best Smartphone and Nexus 7 the best Tablet. 32 prices in six different categories were awarded to advances in mobile technology of several companies.
Barcelona (CNA).\u2013 The GSMA Global Mobile Awards took place for the 18th time, giving 32 awards in 6 different categories to several companies for their contribution to the mobile industry. The Android system and software was acclaimed for its role in the current mobile technology and in this regard the Samsung Galaxy S III won best Smartphone and Nexus 7 the best Tablet. The GSMA Global Mobile Awards are part of the world\u2019 largest event of the cell-phone-related industry, the Mobile World Congress, which is taking place as each year by these dates in Barcelona. Four four days, more than 70,000 participants took the chance to visit, explore, exchange, exhibit and present the latest mobile technological developments alongside the new Fira de Barcelona Gran Via venue.
The 18th Global Mobile Awards
Thousands of visitors and participants once again elbowed their way through the 8 halls of this year\u2019s exhibition of the GSMA Mobile World Congress on Tuesday afternoon. Parallel to this mix and babble of voices from all over the world in the hallways and amidst shiny and noisy technologies, the judges handed out awards for the best mobile hardware, apps and technology this year. The GSMA Mobile World Congress had received over 600 entries and nominations for the 32 awards, which is the largest number of honors that were presented at the Awards since its beginning in 1995.
The Winners of this year\u2019s Global Mobile Awards
At Tuesday\u2019s ceremony the winners were announced and the awards given in 6 different categories: The Connected Life Award, Best Mobile Services, Social & Economic Development, Apps of the Year, Best Mobile Handsets & Devices and Best Mobile Technology.
The Android system and software was acclaimed for its role in the current mobile technology and in this regard the Samsung Galaxy S III won best Smartphone and Nexus 7 the best Tablet. These decisions came as no real surprise and the Jury justified its decision with the following comment: \u201CWith its ability to deliver in multiple markets, proven global adoption, and leading edge features such as Pop-Up Play video, Smart Stay screen and NFC, this is the Android success story.\u201D But there were several other prizes awarded such as the Best Mobile App for Consumers given to Facebook, the Best Overall Mobile App handed to Waze with their navigation app or the Device Manufacturer of the Year won by Samsung.
The 2013 Global Mobile Awards were hosted by British writer, actor, fundraiser and comedian David Walliams. With his fresh and relaxed style he brought a special feeling to the ceremony yesterday and presented winners in true humorous style. But all in all it was definitely a successful distraction from the busy climate in the exhibition halls. And of course it was a fantastic chance to distinguish special and outstanding accomplishments, products and services of the mobile industry amid the thousand technological products that are on show this week at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona.
Some general ideas about the Global Mobile Awards
The GSMA Global Mobile Awards date back to 1995 in the context of the Mobile World Congress. The award wants to recognize and honor mobile industries and their innovation in the mobile technology field and is a way to show the latest and best products, services, apps and initiatives to the whole world. Each time, the winners of different categories are chosen by a judge consisting of independent experts, analysts, journalists, academics and some mobile operator representatives.