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Samsung Gets Free Olympic App on Galaxy S3
(31/05/2012 14:09:35)

The highest selling mobile phone manufacturer in the world, Samsung, has teamed up with EuroSport to deliver a free app for watching the Olympic Games on your smartphone.

The free app will enable sports fans to watch the greatest show on earth through Samsung’s flagship smartphone; the Galaxy S3.

It's available to download through either Samsung Apps or Google Play, and customers can subscribe to the Eurosport app for free between 14 July and 12 August, ideal for watching all the running, jumping, leaping and chucking of the 2012 Games. The myriad of sports will look great on the handset's vibrant 4.8in screen which boasts a 720x1280 pixel resolution with a 306ppi density.

Although this screen spec is not on par with the iPhone, it certainly gives the rest of the Android market a run for its money. The display also makes use of Samsung's Super AMOLED screen technology, which ensures vibrant colours and exquisite detail.

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S3 will also be able to watch the games without the need to access a Wi-Fi connection, with the app running off support from 3G. Obviously; this option may cost you a pretty penny unless you’ve got an endless data package, so finding a Wi-Fi hotspot would be advisable also, Google is promising "higher quality" images if you watch the games through a Wi-Fi connection.

Samsung’s S3 is a follow up to their top-selling mobile phone, the S2, and as a host of exciting features which will only enhance the Olympic experience.

One of the more quirky features is the new SmartStay system which uses the front facing camera to track your eye movements and recognise whether or not the phone should power down into sleep mode if you’re no longer using the device. This could come in handy over the duration of the Games if you find yourself dozing off during the synchronised swimming.

Acer, who is also an Olympic partner, is offering the same free Eurosport subscription service on its Iconia Tab A510 device. 


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