MWC: Samsung cleans up at the Global Mobile Awards

Alex Walls
February 27, 2013

At Mobile World Congress, Samsung has cleaned up at the Global Mobile Awards, winning best smartphone for the Galaxy S3 as well as manufacturer of the year.

The GSMA annual awards handed out five awards in total to Samsung, including the unsurprising best smartphone for its Galaxy S3, which has been picking up a host of awards, including What Mobile’s Reader’s Choice.

Samsung also picked up manufacturer of the year, best mobile enabled consumer electronics device for the Galaxy camera, which we took a look at here, as well as two network awards with best mobile infrastructure and the Chief Technology Officer’s outstanding overall mobile technology awards for its Smart LTE Networks.

Nokia and Google & Asus win

Nokia’s Asha 305 picked up best feature or entry level phone, running against two other Nokia devices, the 103 and Asha 302, as well as the Samsung C3312 Duos.

Google & Asus picked up best mobile tablet for the Nexus 7.

Best apps in show

No surprises in the consumer apps department – best mobile apps for customers was taken out by Facebook.

Evernote took out best mobile app for enterprise while the judge’s choice best overall app was scooped by Waze,the  community-based traffic and navigation app which uses community-generated real-time traffic info by users leaving Waze open as they drive, or actively reporting accidents, police and more. The app also shows the cheapest petrol station on your route with community-shared fuel prices.

The Awards had 158 nominees across eight categories and have just one last award to go – the best new mobile handset, device or tablet at MWC 2013.



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