Android Booth For MWC 2013 Not Happening: Google France

By Prarthito Maity email: p.maity@mobilenapps.com | Feb 07, 2013 08:29 AM EST

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While MWC 2013 is gearing up to be one of the biggest tech events of the year, as it always is every year, there might be a bit of bad news for all Google fans expecting something big from the company at the upcoming event.

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Per reports, Google may not have an Android booth at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in 2013. This, apparently, has been confirmed by Google France, although the company has assured that the Android team would still be at MWC to support its partners present.

The new information was revealed by French Web site Test Mobile which actually contacted the French office of the company who actually confirmed the news to the site.

"I can confirm that indeed, Sonia, we will not stand at MWC this year. However, the Android team will be present in Barcelona to support its partners," Google France said.

This new detail became even more evident seeing that Google has not launched their MWC 2013 Web site this year as the company had done previously for MWC in 2012. Google, surprisingly, has not even put up a countdown for MWC which is so commonly found put up on the company's official Android Web site before any such major tech events.

"Google not having an Android booth at MWC this year isn't all bad news. The Mountain View based company is gearing up for Google I/O in 2013, which is going to be pretty big. Especially when you consider all of the leaks we've seen," Android Authority states.

Moreover, although this new decision may seem quite strange to all the Google and Android fans, when taking into account how popular and exciting, not to mention successful, the Google booth has been in the last years, while providing a lot of enthusiasm to the show and its attendees, but, according to Test Mobile, "in the end, with the explosion of Android, the need to communicate the OS is probably less, which may explain the decision. We do not, however, exclude the possibility of a surprise coming from Mountain View, why not on the stands of manufacturers and / or in the aisles."

Google is expected to do something major at the upcoming Google I/O, especially with all the rumors pointing towards a possible Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie revelation, alongside the highly speculated Android devices like the Motorola X and Nexus 5 (both said to run Key Lime Pie).

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