Google has announced the phase-out plan for Google Play Music — with South Africa being one of the first countries that to lose access…
It’s pretty early for those reading from the States and its smack in the middle of the work day for us closer to the Greenwich line, so keeping track of MWC 2015 using the official livestreams available is a bit of a pain. But let us ease any worries and qualms you might have.
Our MWC 2015 live blog will track Barcelona’s mobile movements as they happen. Oh, and they’ll be happening rather quickly at that if the bundle of pre-event news is anything to go by.
If you missed our build up to MWC 2015 and all the rumours, punts and confirmations, have a look at our MWC 2015 preview piece here, and don’t forget to stay tuned to Gearburn for announcements as they happen.
Expect announcements from Acer, Alcatel, HTC, Huawei, and Samsung on Sunday 1 March, with BlackBerry, Microsoft and the like during the official days of the Congress.
We’ve seen Acer and Huawei launch some interesting devices thus far, but it’s clear that HTC has stolen everyone’s thunder. Partnerships with Valve and Under Armour meant that the company could out its Vive VR headset and Grip fitness tracker. The HTC One M9 wasn’t exactly a small announcement either.
Rounding up the extremely busy pre-MWC announcement roster, Samsung has launched its smartphone flagship duo of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge variant, both bringing with them Samsung Pay and “better than the iPhone 6 Plus” imaging.
Microsoft also announced two new Windows 10 ready handsets, the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL, both will arrive with Office 365 for a year.
Google’s Sundar Pichai has spoken a bit more about Android One, Android as a platform and Project Loon, a venture that aims to take the internet to people in remote locations.
Intel has announced that it will be upgrading the Atom line of CPUs and SoCs to take on the likes of MediaTek and Qualcomm in the super mobile and tablet wars, and BlackBerry just absolutely stole the stage with the announcement of two new but incredibly different smartphones.
But, if you’re interesting in reading all of these news stories and more in depth, have a glance at our neat article summary below.
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Note: the live blog is now closed.