Updated: Mobile World Congress 2014: Live business coverage from TechRadar Pro

Updated: Mobile World Congress 2014: Live business coverage from TechRadar Pro

TechRadar Pro brings you the latest enterprise and business news, titbits and interviews from the world’s biggest mobile-related event.

Mobile World Congress is taking place in Barcelona and kickstarts on Monday 24, spanning over four days.

We are onsite from Saturday to cover the traditional MWC press day which happens the following day, just before MWC opens and will keep this page updated till Thursday evening.

We will be covering the likes of Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm, Huawei, HP, Samsung , Fujitsu, Panasonic, NEC and a lot more.

You can also follow TechRadar’s running MWC 2014 thread to find out more about the latest smartphones and tablets that will be launched over the next few days.

The freshest content will be chronologically published below and times will be GMT. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @techradarpro.

23 February 2014, 1435

We’re now at the somptuous Hotel Arts of Barcelona (which is just yards away from the beach) to hear, in a few minutes about Mozilla and its operating system, Firefox OS. The not-for-profit organisation will talk about the future of Firefox OS, demo a number of new devices and provide with more details regarding the current Firefox Marketplace.

Firefox table

23 February 2014, 1330

Microsoft’s event is now off and I’m off now to Mozilla to check out what it is going to announce. Big news is that there will be a Windows 8.1 update (which has yet to be named) which will offer a number of small but still significant updates. More on that here.

23 February 2014, 1200

We’re at Hotel Rey Juan Carlos to hear from top Microsoft executives who will discuss the progress the company made with the Windows Phone platform in the past year and how that has solidified its position among the top three smartphone platforms plus its plans to "propel growth even more."

The event will also see Microsoft share insights into how Windows is evolving and its commitment to continuous improvement and innovation for its partners, enterprise customers and consumers.

Microsoft event

23 February 2014, 0930

Samsung is all over Barcelona’s airport with the electronics giant pimping its KNOX range of entreprise ready services. The advert below says that the product is available on the Galaxy S4, S4 Mini, Note 3 and Note 10.1. Surely the Galaxy S5 will be added to that list soon.

samsung knox

Oh and the cheapest and most effective way to travel from the airport to the city centre is surely the train which costs a mere 10.30 Euros for 10 trips in zone 1. Two were needed to reach my destination, still a massive bargain compared to the average 50 Euros that would have cost otherwise.

T10 ticket

22 February 2014, 1710

WE_MWC Infographics

We also had our first infographics sent to us courtesy of PR firm Waggener Edstrom. Cheekily entitled "We know Mobile World Congress", it narrates the funny and often embarrassing side of MWC. From ginormous sum spent on booking hotel rooms to the abnormally high model attendance at the show, those who have been there before will remember many awkward moments. Click here to view the infographic.

22 February 2014, 1600

Cisco Internet of Things

Cisco will share its vision of an interconnected world at Mobile World Congress next week and explore the possibilities offered. Subtle but important differentiation, the networking giant calls it the Internet of Everything rather than the more generic, Internet of Things, a more widely used and adopted term.

21 February 2014, 1213

If you’ve ever wondered why MWC is held in Barcelona and why the Catalan city is such a great place to organise this event, check out the interview we had with Aleix Valls, head of entrepreneurship and innovation at Mobile World Capital.

Should you want the OTHER tech event that will take place in Barcelona, then, we’ve got free tickets to give away for that gig to. 4 Years from now is probably the most imaginative name for an event ever and targets developers, entrepreneurs and investors operating in the mobile market and you can find more about it here.

Oh, and for those planning to attend MWC 2014, we’ve put together a shortlist of essential tips for you.

    



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