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MWC 2011 shows Google well entrenched in the mobile industry

Google Android operating system dominated Mobile World Congress 2011 as the biggest annual mobile industry event was said to have a record number of 60,000 visitors attending from across the world.

Hosted by the GSM Association, this year’s event was held in Barcelona on the 14-17th of February, and featured various prominent speakers giving keynotes about the wave of transformation the mobile industry is now experiencing.

A noticeable trend that starkly contracted to previous year was Google’s dominance at the event. Nearly all of the introduced smartphones were running on Android operating system, showing that phone manufacturers are willing to go all out with this so far incredibly successful software platform.

In the center of it all was, of course, a solid array of freshly announced devices from the major players in mobile landscape, including Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony Ericsson.

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