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Samsung now offers Olympic apps

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Samsung Electronics, a global leader in consumer electronics and a presenting partner of the London 2012 Olympic torch relay have expanded their apps by including Olympic related global apps to the local apps store.
“We have created a specific ‘London 2012’ section on the App store – which not only provides consumers with the opportunity to access the latest information and guides while in London for the Olympic Games, but for those who aren’t as fortunate to be attending the Olympics, they can access all the latest game information and activities at the click of a button – allowing them to be part of the Olympic action,” says Craige Fleischer, director of mobile communications at Samsung Electronics South Africa.
The London 2012 is a pocket guide to the games. London and the UK will come alive with events, celebrations and activities during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, but regardless of where users are in the world, they have an opportunity to be a part of the festivities.
All Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet owners will have access to all of this and more. These include:
* London 2012 – Official Mobile Game (Lite) – this app allows users to play the Official London 2012 Olympic Game on their smartphones. Get ready for the London 2012 Olympic Games, train the ultimate athlete and compete in four fast paced events – 100m sprint, 110m hurdles, 100m freestyle and double trap.
Users can train and customise their athlete. Easy to play but difficult to master, enjoy authentic London 2012 Olympic venues.
* Coca-Cola My Beat Maker – this app allows users to combine Olympic sport-related musical beats to make music that users can share on Facebook. Make a melody using movements. Users can create their own loops and beats based on the official Coca-Cola anthem for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Upload and share it to The Global Beat – the biggest musical collaboration ever.
* Around the Rings – Olympic News – keep up with the latest news about the Olympics from Around the Rings, the world’s leading source of news about the Olympic Games. ATR is required reading for the Olympic Movement and the best source for Olympic news and the London 2012 Games.
Reporting on the scene of virtually every important event on the Olympic calendar, ATR’s information is accurate, contextual and immediate.
“As the worldwide Olympic partner for wireless communications equipment and a presenting partner of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, we encourage everyone to celebrate the Olympics by creating inspiring and memorable experiences for everyone around the world.
“Technology is the unifying factor and with the GALAXY S III, Samsung’s Olympic Games phone during the London 2012 Games, London 2012 becomes everyone’s Olympic Games,” concludes Fleischer.
  • Matt Davis

    While these apps may look sharp, they seem a bit gimmicky to me. I can watch and record the opening ceremonies/action on my DVR, and throughout the Olympics I will be able to watch them, along with my entire TV lineup on my iPad. A Dish coworker told me about the free Dish Remote Access app, and since I already had a Sling Adapter I was excited to get set up. It works on dozens of devices, and I love that I have full control of my home TV when I am away from the house.