TechRadar received an official statement from Samsung that the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung's successor to the Galaxy S II that turns one year this month, won't be announced at this month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The official statement says that "Samsung is looking forward to introducing and demonstrating exciting new mobile products at Mobile World Congress 2012. The successor to the Galaxy S2 smartphone will be unveiled at a separate Samsung-hosted event in the first half of the year, closer to commercial availability of the product". At this point the real reasons for the announcement-shift are unclear but one thing is fore sure: the Samsung Galaxy S II is still an Android best-seller and Samsung has another hero device on sale today: the Galaxy Nexus.
Nevertheless, while it can be expected that Samsung will announce the one or the other Android smartphone, maybe also the one or the other Windows Phone as well as the one or the other Android tablet, the Galaxy S III absence will give HTC as well as Sony (Ericsson) and maybe even Motorola and LG way more room for their novelties
Cheers ~ Arne