News Roundup: MWC is all about that 5G

A roundup of the week’s technology news including 4G on the moon, Apple Healthcare, and the return of Acorn Computers.

A roundup of the week’s technology news including 4G on the moon, Apple Healthcare, and the return of Acorn Computers.

 

MWC

Another year, another MWC. This year was less about mobile phones – although there were a few – and more about the coming of 5G.

Nokia released a new smartphone and an updated ‘banana’ phone. SikurPhone showed off a ‘hack-proof’ phone that comes with a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. Samsung showed off its latest Galaxy. Asus had a phone. So did Sony. And ZTE. And Alcatel. They were all pretty similar. Vivo had a popup selfie camera on its phone for some reason.

Android Go was there to try and bring a decent experience to cheap smartphones in emerging markets. KaiOS – based on the doomed Firefox OS – wants to bring some smartphone-like capabilities to feature phones. It will be powering Nokia’s new feature phone. Jolla also announced the latest version of its Sailfish OS, and is going for that same feature phone market.

Huawei’s MateBook X Pro wants to be the Mac/Surfacebook Pro you can actually afford. Lenovo also demonstrated a new Chromebook and Yoga laptop.

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