Faster, shinier, better — so many of our technological advances focus on upping the ante. At the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the latest smartphones and tablets pushed the envelope on what engineering and manufacturing could create. But eight other innovations offered a different step forward. Rather than just show off the next evolution of the smartphone, these brought something refreshing, new, and — in some cases — game-changing to the table. It’s safe to say that we, and the world, can’t wait for these to come to market.

Intel’s new processor

The newest releases from Apple, Samsung, and Motorola cost hundreds of dollars. For many in the western world, it’s a luxury that they can’t always afford. Now consider what life is like in a developing nation. Intel’s new low-cost Atom processor may power smartphones at the $75 price point, putting this type of technology in many more hands around the world. Read the full article on The Hindu Business Line.

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