Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2013

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Highlights from Mobile World Congress 2013

Mobile World Congress is off and running! And there are still 2 more days left. You can stay up to date with the latest happenings in Barcelona by tuning into the live stream. Here are our highlights from what has happened thusfar:

Mozilla enters the smartphone wars with new Firefox mobile OS

Mozilla officially revealed their new Firefox OS for mobile, which is built on HTML5 and designed to target consumers who cannot afford iPhones or high-end Android devices. LTE and Huawei will be the first to design handsets that come stocked with the new OS. Check it out >

A slew of new devices hit the market

A lot of new tech toys were announced this week, including Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 8, HP’s first Android tablet, and bunch of giant smartphones. Check it out >

Tensions between mobile carriers and over-the-top (OTT) services like Viber

Two telco chief executives, Deutsche Telekom’s Rene Obermann and KT’s Suk-Chae Lee, attacked OTT services Skype and Viber, claiming that poor regulations force the telcos to make the investment while the OTT services just hitch a ride. Viber CEO Talmon Marco fought back, highlighting the fact that users are moving towards innovation, and the telcos just aren’t keeping up. Check it out >