Google has confirmed that it won't be setting up its huge, interactive booth during 2013's Mobile World Congress.
According to a spokesperson from Google France, the company won't set up an extravagant booth as they have done in the past two years. Instead, they are dispatching an Android support team to assist partners.
As depicted in the images, Google's 2012 MWC booth included a variety of compelling areas, including a smoothie bar; ice cream sandwiches; games; a large, twisting slide taking pictures of those who go down it; and, of course, a batch of Android smartphones and tablets.
Google will focus instead on standalone events, which is the same approach taken by its competitors including Apple and Samsung. Google I/O will take place on May 15, with the event spanning two days. It's set to debut Motorola's X smartphone, as well as the inevitable introduction of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.