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Samsung’s partnership with Olympics extended through 2020


Samsung and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have extended their partnership through the year 2020. This keeps Samsung around as a top sponsor for the Olympics. As a top sponsor, the two have been partners since the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan; however, Samsung was a local sponsor for the 1988 Games in Seoul, South Korea. The role as top sponsor directly supports the staging of every Olympic Games, as well as every one of the National Olympic Committees, enabling athletes from all over the world to prepare for and compete at each Games,” according to the IOC’s president Thomas Bach.

To celebrate the extension, Thomas Bach and Samsung vice chairman Jay Y. Lee wrote their signatures on the company’s Galaxy Note Pro tablet.

Hit the break for the full press release.

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Samsung releases Sochi Winter Olympic Games app


Samsung released the Sochi 2014 WOW app today in anticipation of next month’s Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Like typical apps released for specific sporting events, Sochi 2014 WOW will let users get information on event schedules, access results, find out more about the athletes and dig into the scores they receive, and even get a quick lesson on each of the events. Read more

ScoreMobile Now Available For Nexus 7 And Other Android Tablets

Are you a fan of the MLB, NFL, Olympics, NBA, NHL, NCAA, Tennis, PGA, or NASCAR? Good news for you… popular sports app ScoreMobile has been reworked to support tablets, including the Nexus 7. Rather than updating the regular app to work for both phones and tablets, Score Media Ventures Inc. decided to release a tablet-specific version cleverly titled ScoreMobile Tablet.

This version includes everything you liked about the original, retrofitted to a tablet’s screen, plus adds features for TV companion viewing, like play-by-play analysis, interactive Live Blogs and Twitter streams of key games. With the Olympics in full swing, ScoreMobile made sure to add coverage for the London games in addition to the myriad of other sports it already covers.

Nexus 7 sports fans, download the app below for free from the Play Store.

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Behind the Scenes at the Olympic Opening Ceremony with Samsung

Last Night, in London, we saw Samsung’s Galaxy Note and Galaxy S III involved in the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. Now Samsung, a global Olympic partner, has taken us behind the scenes, showing how Olympic staff members and Olympic performers have been using their Android phones. In addition to that, the Samsung Galaxy Note appeared in last nights show in Hyde Park. Olympic organizers, like Head of Ceremonies Martin Green, use the Note to manage day-to-day work preparing for the games. And from the looks of it, Olympic dancers got some shiny white Galaxy Notes for doing what they do best!

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Samsung makes predicting Olympic results fun and sociable with their London 2012 Predictor app

With the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic London games just minutes away, Samsung has been working hard in aiding their Android users to follow and enjoy the event. Samsung has launched the “London 2012 Predictor” app that makes predicting events and medal winners fun by being able to go up against your Facebook friends. Aside from challenging your friends, the app also allows you to follow every event live with the Olympic scheduler that’s included.

I love the idea of Samsung making the Olympic games more fun and sociable for people as it helps make you feel like you’re part of the event. This app is available for most devices that are running Android 2.2 and up. Oddly enough, my Samsung Galaxy Nexus is listed as “incompatible” when I try to install the app myself.

If this app is right up your alley, then you should also check out our coverage of the official London Olympics app! Hit the break for the download links.

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Samsung’s ChatON app updated, includes Olympic Buddy and other new features


Samsung’s instant messaging client, ChatON, has been updated with several new features. If you’re not familiar with ChatON, it’s similar to other messaging clients like Kik and GroupMe that are also quite popular on Android.

ChatON’s most notable new feature would have to be the addition of Olympic Buddy that will keep you updated in this year’s 2012 London Olympics. You will be kept up to date with daily schedules, medal tables and breaking news. If you’d like another option to keep up with this years Olympics, you can also check our coverage on the official Olympics app.

Here’s the official changelog of ChatON version 1.9.5 after the break:

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Samsung Galaxy S III Acts As All-In-One Device At Holiday Inn For London Olympics


In case you didn’t know the future is now, Samsung is out to remind you of just that. In addition to having major influence for the Olympics, the Galaxy S III is now an official keycard at London’s Stratford Holiday Inn hotel during the Games. Samsung spearheaded a collaboration with the hotel to equip 40 rooms with a technology that allows the smartphone to do just about everything: check in and out, order room service, unlock doors and control the TV without moving. Quite impressive indeed.

Before you all try to hurry up and scramble to grab a room at that hotel’s location, keep in mind that the service will not be available to all– only VIPs for now. Of course you can try and convince one of those lucky individuals to allow to shack up with them so you can utilize the cool feature and technology— though we wouldn’t recommend it.

source: Samsung Tomorrow

Swiftkey Updates Language Packs to Support Summer Olympics

Announced last night, Swiftkey has released an update to include support for the Summer Olympics. The update will support language packs for both the US and UK keyboards and will allow recognition of your favorite athletes and Olympic teams.

In order to find the update, simply follow these instructions:

SwiftKey users can update their language packs now by going to Settings > Languages & layouts and then tapping “Update” when it appears next to their active languages. To refresh the updates available, tap your phone’s menu button and choose “Update languages”.

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