Mobile World Congress 2014 – Highlights from Barcelona

Mobile World Congress is the trade show for all things mobile. With over 85,000 attendees from over 200 countries the event was bigger and better than ever. Intel was proud to represent at the MWC this year hosting dozens of spotlight presentations, and showcasing its latest and greatest products designed for today’s mobile computing.

We’ve recapped some of the top moments from the event below to show how Intel is transforming user experiences, infrastructure, and services

64-Bit Computing Announcement

There was much buzz on Monday around Intel’s press announcement on the 64-bit Intel Atom™ Processor for smartphones and tablets. Additional details were also released on the next-generation, 64-bit, quad-core Atom processor for Android mobile devices, code-named “Moorefield”. The processor adds two additional Intel architecture cores for up to 2.3GHz of compute performance, an enhanced GPU and support for faster memory.

Intel’s President, Renee James noted during the conference that all Intel Atom processors today support 64-bit computing experiences, "Intel knows 64-bit computing, and we're the only company currently shipping 64-bit processors supporting multiple operating systems today, and capable of supporting 64-bit Android when it is available."

Learn more about the evolution of 64-bit computing here.

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Intel Lands Tom’s Hardware - Best of Mobile World Congress 2014 Award

Also announced during Monday’s press conference is the Intel® XMM™ 7260 platform with competitive LTE-Advanced features and performance. The 7260 delivers competitive LTE-Advanced capabilities including carrier aggregation, category 6 speeds and support for TDD LTE and TD-SCDMA, which expands the addressable market. The 7260 builds on Intel's competitive Intel® XMM™ 7160 platform that was introduced in 2013.

The platform gained recognition from Tom’s Hardware when it received the Best of Mobile World Congress 2014 Award. The awards are given to products that “promise to shake up, redefine, diversify, or improve the current mobile landscape”.

Read more about how the XMM™ 7260 caught Tom’s Hardware’s eye here.

McAfee Free Mobile Security Offering

McAfee released a full-featured Mobile Security offering for both iOS and Android mobile devices at no cost. The offering, which is available in 30 languages, provides enhanced privacy features, new Wi-Fi protection and support of Intel’s Device Protection Technology

The initiative is to integrate security more deeply into the consumer experience for Intel customers.

See the details of McAfee’s Mobile Security Offering here.MMS-4.0-Free-Graphic_fnl.jpeg

To meet mobile’s demands, Intel is accelerating and leveraging innovation, manufacturing scale, and software solutions to create incredible performance and transform the world of mobile. We are looking forward to seeing how mobile will continue to transform over the next year and can’t wait to see you all at Mobile World Congress 2015 to discuss what’s next!

If you’d like to watch the spotlight videos from Intel’s stage at the Fira Gran Via, you can find them here.

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