Believe it or not, it’s the 20th Global Mobile Awards ceremony this year. Hosted by John Cleese there were no awards for HTC this year and instead the “Best Smartphone” award went to joint winners – the Apple iPhone 6 and the LG G3.
Why those two? Well, I own one of those and I wouldn’t blame you for owning the other one, but the judges here in Barcelona stated.
On the iPhone 6..
With all round improvements, from designs, to specs, to functionality yet remaining true to the core the iPhone 6 proposition offers unparalleled performance and unmatched consumer success
On the LG G3 ..
Affordable excellence with winning design – its edge-to-edge screen offers the best quality mobile viewing experience around today.
Motorola, who aren’t actually at the event any more as they’ve been swallowed up by Lenovo, won two awards. The first was for the Moto E, which received the award for “Best low-cost smartphone”. The judges liked the performance and battery life at such a low price point. The award for “Best wearable” was given to the Moto 360 smartwatch. The judges like the fact that it was.. errmm.. round.
As for tablets, Microsoft picked up the award for “Best Mobile Tablet” (a strange name really, as most tablets are mobile). This was given to them for the Surface Pro 3, which Garry used to love. The judges stated that this is..
Made for everything and everyone in your life. Its very carefully engineered design bridges the worlds of consumption and creation like no other. Users can embrace the tablet form factor leaving their PC behind with no regrets.
Doro, who we went to see today, were praised for the accessibility features on their devices, as they picked up the catchily-titled “Best Mobile Device for Accessibility and Inclusion” award for the Liberto 820.
Full details below, or you can head to Global Mobile Awards to get the full winners list.
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The GSMA today announced the winners of the 20th Global Mobile Awards, which were presented this afternoon at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The winners were announced in a ceremony hosted by actor, comedian, writer and film producer John Cleese.
“Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTOs’ Choice”
Cleese, best known for the Monty Python TV and film series, as well as Fawlty Towers and countless film appearances, opened the ceremony in an irreverent style, referring to the audience as “technical geeks” and recalling his experiences of hotel service on his global travels. He was joined on stage to present the awards by Jon Fredrik Baksaas, Chairman, of the GSMA and President and CEO of Telenor Group, Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA and John Hoffman, CEO of GSMA Ltd., as well as representatives from Telefónica, Time/Fortune and Gamelab.
“We warmly congratulate all those honoured today,” said John Hoffman, CEO, GSMA Ltd. “The GSMA is very proud to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Global Mobile Awards, which provide an outstanding platform to recognise world leaders in mobile innovation and diversity. It is an incredible achievement to have been announced as a Global Mobile Award winner today, as the high calibre of entries is a true reflection of the dynamic, creative and inventive thinking that will drive our industry towards the next 20 years.”
The winners of the 2015 Global Mobile Awards are:
Best Mobile Innovation for Health
Trice Imaging & Qualcomm Wireless Reach for Mobile Ultrasound Patrol
Best Mobile Innovation for Education & Learning
EDUMOBI for EDUMOBI Mobile Learning Network
Best Mobile Innovation for Automotive
Ericsson for Connected Vehicle Cloud
The NFC & Mobile Money Award
Dialog Axiata for eZ Cash
Best Use of Mobile for Retail, Brands & Commerce
Etisalat for Connected Commerce
Best Mobile Innovation for the ‘Internet of Things’
Jasper for Cloud IoT Platform
The Mobile Connect Award for Best Authentication & Identity Solution
Etisalat for Mobile Connect
Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device
ZTE for Smart Projector
Best Mobile Service or App for Enterprise
Citi for CitiDirect BE Mobile
Best Mobile Service or App for Consumers
Bharti Airtel for One Touch Internet
Best Mobile Cloud Service or App
AirWatch for Enterprise Mobility Management
Best Mobile Advertising or Marketing
Mnet Mobile for Game On
Best Mobile Network Product or Solution for Serving Customers
Alcatel-Lucent for VoLTE and Service Innovation
Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets
Opera for Opera Web Pass and Sponsored Web Pass
Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets
BBC Media Action: Mobile Academy & Mobile Kunji for Harnessing Mobile for Community Health Workers
Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
TabangKO Emergency E-transfers for Haiyan Survivors
Best Mobile App, Service or Initiative for Accessibility & Inclusion
OtoSense for Sound Recognition
Best Mobile Device for Accessibility & Inclusion
Doro for Doro Liberto 820
The Green Mobile Award
Indus Towers for Enabling Green Telecom
Best Mobile Music App
Smart Communications for SPINNR
Best Mobile Game App
Gameloft for Asphalt 8: Airborne
Best Mobile Photo, Art, Video or TV App
Best Mobile Media & Publishing App
News Republic for Start a Conversation
Most Innovative Mobile App
Mnet Mobile for Game On
Judges’ Choice – Best Overall Mobile App
Apple iPhone 6
Best Low Cost Smartphone
Motorola Moto E
Best Mobile Tablet
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
Best Wearable Mobile Technology
Motorola Mobility for the Moto 360
Best Mobile Infrastructure
Huawei for LampSite Solution
Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
Best Technology Enabler
Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks
Vodafone for Vodafone Interstandard Roaming Services
Best Security/ Anti-Fraud Product or Solution
Samsung for KNOX Workspace
Broadband for All: Outstanding LTE Solution
Telstra for LTE Advanced Network for Emergency Services (LANES)
Outstanding Overall Mobile Technology – The CTOs’ choice
GSMA Chairman’s Award 2015
Dato’ Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, Managing Director/President & Group CEO, Axiata Group Berhad
Government Leadership Award 2015
Government of Brazil
Spectrum for Mobile Broadband Award 2015
Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan