There's an absolute flood of new phones, tablets, and other gadgets being introduced this week at Mobile World Congress 2012, and we're here to go through the mass and bring you our hands-on impressions with the best devices we see this week. Already we've seen Huawei's quad-core Ascend D, the LG Optimus 4X, and Samsung's Galaxy Beam — and we're just getting started. We'll be updating throughout the week with all the standout products we see right here.
The Verge Interview: Nvidia GM Mike Rayfield on Tegra 3 and LTE
Mike Rayfield from Nvidia talks to Vlad Savov about Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 chipc, LTE plans, and roadmap beyond 2012.
Windows 8 vs. iPad: feature by feature
Joshua Topolsky compares Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Apple's iOS 5 on the iPad.
The Verge Interview: Stephen Elop 'more confident than ever' about Windows Phone
Vlad Savov meets Stephen Elop for a one-on-one interview on the topic of Nokia's first year as Microsoft's closest Windows Phone partner.
Windows Phone Tango: improved MMS, voice notes, app restrictions (hands-on pictures and video)
A hands-on look at the Windows Phone Tango update, including improved MMS features.
Intel lays out its plan for Android, will cut chip size in half by 2014
Intel has laid out its long-term plans for its mobile processors, aiming to move from the current 32nm architectures of the "Medfield" Atom Z2460 to 22nm next year, and to just 14nm by 2014.
Option Xyfi hands-on: a creative new take on the portable hotspot
Option has introduced the Xyfi, a small mobile hotspot that lacks its own battery but can be powered off any USB port.
Google coyly hints at Jelly Bean Android codename with... jelly beans
Google's got a huge bowl of jelly beans in its private meeting area at MWC.
Google building 'firewall' between Android and Motorola after acquisition
Google's Andy Rubin led the charge to acquire Motorola, but the Android boss won't have anything to do with the company once the deal closes — he told reporters at Mobile World Congress today that he "sponsored" the acquisition but now has "nothing to do with it.... I don't even know who's running it."
Mozilla's Boot to Gecko project: the internet is your phone (hands-on video)
We got to test out Mozilla's Boot to Gecko project at MWC, the company's fledgling mobile operating system.
Google to 'double down' on Android tablets in 2012, says Andy Rubin
Google's Andy Rubin told reporters today that the biggest problem for Android on tablets is "there's no organized way for consumers to recognize it as a viable platform," and that Google wants consumers to see its tablets as part of the broader Android ecosystem.
Asus Padfone, Station, and Stylus Headset: hands-on video, pictures and impressions
We deliver our first impressions and photos of Asus' new Padfone, the cellphone which can transform into both a tablet and a notebook.
The Verge Interview: Nokia's Damian Dinning on the 808 PureView's history and future
Nokia rather blew the doors off MWC 2012 this morning by announcing a 41-megapixel camera sensor ensconced within the confines of a smartphone, the 808 PureView. In order to understand what lies beneath the large bump on the back of the 808 handset, I spoke with Nokia's Damian Dinning, the man in charge of keeping the company's leadership in camera performance.
Nokia launches 808 PureView with 41MP camera: hands-on pictures, video, and preview
It's rare that we have to put news about a smartphone in our photography hub, but that's just what Nokia has merited today with the introduction of the PureView 808.
HTC One S pictures, video and hands-on preview
The HTC One S is the best designed phone of the year so far. It measures just 7.6mm in thickness but feels even thinner thanks to its slanted sides and the way the front glass surface slopes off the edges.
HTC One X for AT&T pictures, video, and hands-on preview
HTC's new flagship is here: the HTC One X is in the vanguard of not just the new "One" lineup, but of HTC's mini-revival for 2012. Based on our brief time with it, we think the phone will manage to pull off both of those heavy tasks, though whether it will be enough to fend off Samsung's rumored Galaxy S III is sadly going to be an open question until later this year. For now, the HTC One X impresses on its own terms and specs, and what great specs they are.
Sony Xperia P hands-on pictures, video, and close up with the WhiteMagic display
We just had a quick chance to play with the new Sony Xperia P, and... it's a slightly smaller riff on the Xperia S packed into an aluminum unibody case with the company's new WhiteMagic display
HzO WaterBlock waterproofs your electronics (hands-on demo)
Hands-on with a nano-coating thin film from HzO that waterproofs gadgets.
Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD has quad-core K3 processor, 1920 x 1200 display (hands-on pictures)
Huawei's newest tablet, the MediaPad 10 FHD, has a 1080p display and is just 8.8mm thick.
Huawei Ascend D quad: hands-on with the fastest smartphone in the world
We got to check out Huawei's new Ascend D Quad, the company's just-announced flagship smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy Beam hands-on pictures and video
We've just had a chance to check out Samsung's Galaxy Beam here in Barcelona, a phone that's not very interesting at first blush — Android 2.3, 4-inch WVGA display, and a 1GHz dual-core processor — but the hook here is the presence of a built-in TI DLP HD projector at 15 lumens of brightness.
LG Optimus Vu hands-on photos and video
The LG Optimus Vu is not a shy phone / tablet. Like the Galaxy Note, it has a 5-inch screen, but its 4 by 3 aspect ratio makes it a very difficult device to hold in one hand.
LG Optimus 4X HD hands-on photos and video
LG's Optimus 4X HD is here with a 1.5GHz quad-core Tegra 3 chip inside and a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 IPS display on the outside.