Global Mobile Awards: Samsung Galaxy S II Wins Best Smartphone
The winners of the Global Mobile Awards, organized by the GSMA, have recently been announced at the Mobile World Congress, with no results coming as too much of a surprise to the Android community. The best mobile app for consumers was won by Angry Birds Rio; Whatsapp was voted the best overall mobile app; Google Maps for Android was voted the best consumer mobile service and Swiftkey was judged to be the best innovative mobile app. Samsung wrapped up their stellar year in style by winning the device manufacturer of the year as a result of the Galaxy S II collecting the award for the best smartphone. The judges’ comment was “A phenomenal success around the world, this has outperformed all its Android rivals and demonstrated the maturity of the ecosystem.” Of that, there is no doubt. The Galaxy S II has propelled Samsung to the top, competing with the likes of HTC and Motorola with ease. It is a wonderfully crafted device, both in terms of the hardware and software. The sales figures don’t lie either. However, Apple still took the award for the best mobile tablet with the iPad 2, beating out every single Android tablet in the market. While the Asus Transformer Prime and Sumsung’s Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 might change that, it is clear that Android OEMs have some work to do with making quality Android tablets.