Mobile Congress 2018 Hits Barcelona!Barcelona has always been a city with its finger on the pulse of modern tech. That makes it all the more fitting that the city has been chosen to host the biggest event in the world of mobile phones- the Mobile Congress 2018! There’s a huge buzz across the whole of Barcelona, as tech lovers from across Europe descend on the city to learn more about all the exciting new developments we’ll be seeing over the next twelve months. If you’re looking for a sneak peek into what we can expect, then you’re in the right place- it’s time to take a look at what the Mobile Congress 2018 will hold!
First things first, let’s clear up exactly what the Mobile Congress 2018 is, for those of you who don’t already know. Essentially, it’s the one time of the year where all of the big phone companies come together in one place. They show off their latest tech, and give us as customers some idea of the sorts of phones we’ll be buying over he next year. The one exception is Apple, who prefer to stage their own press events where all the attention is on them. However, that’s not to say that the Congress doesn’t give us some signs of what Apple are planning. Nowadays, they tend to follow some of the bigger industry trends, so if everyone else is doing something, then you can be pretty sure that Apple will eventually follow suit.
So, now that we’ve explained what the Mobile Congress 2018 is, let’s take a look at what we can expect to be the main focus of many of the presentations. First and foremost, AI is becoming a more and more integral part of mobile phone technology. We’ve come a long way since Siri first launched, and you’ll now find AI inside most phones. What’s changing, though, is the ways in which that AI interacts with the user. Instead of just using a preprogrammed set of responses, phones are now actually able to learn from you, and adapt their personality and functionality accordingly. Pretty much all of the major phone companies are promising that their latest models will come packed with better AI than ever, to feel like you’re actually interacting with a person instead of a machine. Of course, it remains to be seen whether or not this will actually be the case- a lot of these programs tend to have quite a few bugs that need to be ironed out over the long term. However, we’re certainly living through exciting times for the mobile phone world, so we’ll just have to wait and see what the Mobile Congress 2018 has to offer!
If you’ve headed down to Barcelona to attend the Congress for yourself, then you’re certainly not alone. In fact, it’s estimated that around 100,000 people will travel to Barcelona to check out the latest phones for themselves. Walking around a conference hall all day can be pretty hungry work, though- so if you find yourself in need of some fuel, be sure to head on down to The Pan’s Club for some delicious food to keep you going!