$25 smartphones will be gunning for still a huge feature phone market (more than 800 million feature phones were sold in 2013 alone). Spreadtrum-Mozilla partnership will change the emerging market landscape.
Beyond Nokia's first Android phone, Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Sony's renewed mobile push, I see five big trends destined to change the nature of the Mobile World Congress and the electronics industry at large.
The number one headache for SoC designers is power. "Every designer is scared to death," says Sonics. The company hopes to help with its newly patented hardware-based power management IP designed to sit in SoC.