This week sees the mobile industry gather in Barcelona for the annual Mobile World Congress expo, with new smartphones from Samsung and HTC hogging the limelight this weekend ahead of the show. In fact, Samsung announced two: the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge (the difference is a curved screen in the latter).
They both have 5.1-inch screens, and are successful already at persuading tech journalists to parrot phrases like “purposeful design” in their write-ups. HTC’s new flagship, the One M9, has a similar-sized screen, and a nifty camera. It is getting, you may have noticed, harder to find interesting things to say (that aren’t buzzwords) about new high-end handsets. Something arguably just as interesting – if not more so – is what Mozilla is up to with its Firefox OS smartphones for emerging markets. It will be running 17 smartphones in more than 40 countries in the next year, the company said this weekend.