One of the industry’s biggest events is less than a week away. Mobile World Congress 2014 kicks off on February 24th in Barcelona, and already there are a lot of rumors about the tech expected to be announced there. We’re likely to see a lot of Android devices, and perhaps even Firefox OS phones, but there hasn’t been a lot of speculation about new Windows Phone devices. Sources tell re/code that while dozens of new Android phones will debut at MWC 2014, it is highly unlikely that any new Windows Phone models will be launched as well.
The source’s claim does seem to make sense. Over the past week almost all of the MWC 2014 rumors we’ve featured have been about Android devices. Major manufacturers such as Samsung are expected to focus entirely on their Android products. Nokia, Microsoft’s biggest WP partner, is also expected to launch its first ever Android phone at MWC 2014, though there have been murmurs that a Lumia 1520 mini might make an appearance. Even some of the newer OEMs that have committed to the WP platform aren’t expected to show anything off at Mobile World Congress 2014. Bummer for Microsoft? May be, but the company itself isn’t expected to go into too much detail about its Windows Phone plans.