BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2013 -- Did Google snub the GSMA here through its very low-key presence at show proper even as it threw a massive party in town on the Tuesday night?
Google's fun park-sized Android booths have been the hit of the show at the last few Mobile World Congress events. There was none of that this year -- just a private meeting at the Grand Fira for Google.
That doesn't mean Google didn't spend major money in Barcelona this week. The company threw a massive party Tuesday night and flew in Florence and the Machine to play.
But the company evidently did not want to spend so large at the show proper this year.
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Light Reading Mobile