Starting CES 2011, the year of 2011 was already announced as the year of smartphones and tablets. Soon after the CES, Dell and HP launched tablet computers. The tablet craze actually reached a feverish pitch. Motorola XOOM, HTC Flyer, LG Optimus Pad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Acer Iconia Tab, HP TouchPad, RIM PlayBook, Sony Xperia Play, Apple iPad, ASUS EePad, ViewSonic ViewPad, and many more were displayed at the MWC exposition. It was Android-based tablets making news at the MWC barring the Blackberry and iPad along with Windows Phone 7.
The whole range of tablets expected in 2011, has introduced new perspectives like the WebOS from HP and the Windows Phone 7 with their collaboration with Nokia. A range of processors and hardware be it NVIDIA or Tegra or QualComm, Snapdragon, Intel Extreme, AMD, Dual Core processors, Quad Core processors, and a host of new powerful devices, have been introduced.
The Android 3.0 platform – the Honeycomb has been specifically designed with large 7 and 10 inch tablets in mind. Although manufacturers like HTC are using the Gingerbread and other proprietary solutions jointly, to bring about the kind of performance to match the iPads or RIM Pads and probably even better it, the combinations of hardware and OS and performing apps on the same, are going to set the rules in the market.
The MWC 2011 also saw the massive growth of apps, app developers, carriers and operators and a host of related problems like revenue sharing, OS updation, standardization, mobile security, and many more areas. MWC also saw the growth of the WAC – Wholesale Applications Community, a platform to provide opportunities for global developers to create, synchronize and sell applications using standard and open API (Application Programmable Interfaces). This alliance of telecommunication companies is focused towards an open application platform, as also provision of a unified service platform for carriers towards aggregating mobile Internet applications. This will definitely help in better revenue generation and provide an excellent cloud based service experience to all smartphone users. The MWC 2011 has been acclaimed to be a success in such tablet and smartphone related issues.