Last year MWC was filled with great keynotes and manufacturer press conferences. The first Samsung unpacked event brought out the Samsung Galaxy S II, The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. two Facebook HTC phones and the HTC Flyer. The keynotes were equally as good, the most notable for the Android community was Eric Schmidt.
The Eric Schmidt keynote was his first major appearance after the announcement that he was stepping down from the position as Google’s CEO and moving to the position he holds now of Executive Chairman. It was also this keynote that sparked the rumors flying about the next version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. It also pegged down the date range of October of November.
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We are expected to see the release of Ice Cream Sandwich next week at CTIA in San Diego.
The GSMA has published their preliminary list of speakers and Eric Schmidt tops that list again this year. Here is the list of speakers announced today:
- John Donahoe, president and CEO, eBay
- John Riccitiello, CEO, Electronic Arts
- Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Google
- Michael Roth, chairman and CEO, Interpublic Group
- Stephen Elop, president and CEO, Nokia
- Vittorio Colao, chief executive, Vodafone
HTC’s CEO Peter Chou will also be keynoting this year he was announced earlier in the year.
Mobile World Congress, is held in Barcelona Spain every year in February or March. It is the largest trade show in the world focused on Mobile/wireless devices and the mobile ecosystem. We’ll be there of course live to bring you all of the action and all of the important announcements.