Google confirms there will be no official Android booth at MWC this year

Google confirms there will be no official Android booth at MWC this year
Mobile World Congress is the largest tech show dedicated to wireless technologies held in beautiful Barcelona, but while previously it could brag with having a huge and awesome Android booth with slides and smoothie bars (frozen yogurt!), and all fun things about Google’s platform, this year the show will do without an Android booth. Google France has confirmed that in 2013, Android will not have an official spot at MWC.

Members of the team however will still be at MWC to support Android’s partners.

Here’s a reply coming straight from Google France on the question of Android’s presence at MWC:

“I can confirm that indeed [...] we will not have a booth at MWC this year. However, the Android team will be present in Barcelona to support its partners”.

We don’t know why Google chose to skip the show, but we do hope to see a strong showing from Android’s partners nonetheless.

source: Test-mobile via PocketNow



1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

...doesn't mean there won't be any new Android devices, no? ...irrespective of the make.

2. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

green robot are in charging mode... lol XD

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Wireless? Lol. Check that red robot...something is fishy. :P

4. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

Why Google why? SMH

14. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

5. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

They're probably working on secret stuff. I mean if they want to keep what they are working on a secret, what will they show? last years models? Lol

6. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Google Glass

7. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

They don't need to, the show would be full with Android devices from different OEMs anyway. They'd have their own spotlight on May 15.

12. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012


8. Aeires unregistered

Thoughts of the Chrome Android statue at Google HQ come to mind, they pulling a fast one with a play on words?

10. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

IMHO they simply don't want to steal attention from their partners... they know they're in a delicate position.

11. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's because they're going to have their own show just a few weeks later. =D

17. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

It doesn't really surprise me that Google won't be there, mainly because they, like Apple, have their own "trade show". We don't see Apple there, my guess is mainly because they have WWDC, so why should Google be there because they have I/O. I'm fairly sure that Motorola will be there though, so technically Google will be there.

18. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

they're gonna andriod phones there they dont need google to be there like sam,htc,lg and etc etc etc are gonna andriod OS there anyway so its still a win

19. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Cheap Asses!

20. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

I kinda like their FUN SLIDE. just like the ones they have in their buildings

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