What’s hot in mobile? A look back at Mobile World Congress 2014

More than 1,800 companies assembled to showcase what’s hot in the realm of mobile this year at Mobile World Congress. Among others, wearables and connected cars were two of the most buzzworthy topics – trends we saw first start to explode at CES 2014. From Samsung to Swype news, keep reading for highlights on what Nuance was up to at this year's show.

Last week we traveled to Mobile World Congress in sunny Barcelona, Spain to join more than 85,000 attendees representing over 200 countries in a display of the world’s top mobile innovations. After a busy few days of hopping from keynote to exhibit to the hotel and back again, it was time to board our flights home and come back to reflect on all of the excitement.

This year’s show proved to be just as promising as previous years, with more than 1,800 companies assembling to showcase what’s hot in the realm of mobile. Among others, wearables and connected cars were two of the most buzzworthy topics – trends we saw first start to explode at CES 2014. Overall, the verdict is in that we’re going to continue seeing new technologies and products evolve that will enable us to have a more humanlike interaction with our devices. Keep reading for highlights on what Nuance was up to at Mobile World Congress 2014.

Samsung presents its new lineup of GALAXY devices, both featuring Nuance technology

The first day of the show kicked off with the much-anticipated “Samsung Unpacked” event, during which Samsung debuted the Samsung Galaxy S5 and their newest addition to the wearables family – the Galaxy Gear 2. Described by some as “the sexiest Galaxy yet,” the S5 sports a durable exterior, a heart rate monitor, fingerprint scanner, and – of course – built-in voice capabilities.

Nuance brings Swype keyboard to Huawei Emotion UI Devices

Huawei’s flagship Emotion UI device lineup – as was on display in Barcelona – is now available with Nuance’s customized Swype keyboard. People using these devices will be able to trace, tap, and write in over 70 languages and dialects, including an exclusive layout optimized for the Chinese language. Swype’s unique predictive continuous touch keyboard offers opt-in features such as Living Language, a fluid dictionary that continually updates with trending crowdsourced words and phrases.

Nuance Dragon Mobile Assistant MWCNuance Dragon Drive wins exclusive GSMA Award

Since it was first announced in 2012, Nuance Dragon Drive has transformed to become a comprehensive connected car platform, already having been adopted by industry-leading auto manufacturers such as Audi, BMW, Hyundai, Chrysler and Toyota. This year at Mobile World Congress, Nuance Dragon Drive won GSMA’s Mobile Award for Best Mobile Product or Service for Automotive. About 90 million vehicles equipped with Nuance technology have already shipped – and there’s more to come.

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Melissa Dirth

About Melissa Dirth

In her role as Social Media Strategist, Melissa oversees Nuance’s corporate social media presence, providing insight on the company’s overarching social strategy. She collaborates with both corporate and divisional stakeholders to determine and implement best practices, create engaging social campaigns and amplify Nuance’s brand story. Melissa received her B.S. from Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, graduating magna cum laude as a marketing major with a double-minor in communication and psychology. Melissa has been a dog-lover all her life, finding it hard to not spoil her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bailey. She enjoys traveling, as well as boating on Lake Winnipesaukee in the summer months.