Olympics

Samsung denies asking Olympic athletes to cover up Apple logos

Did they, or didn't they? A report coming form the Olympics in Sochi put Samsung as having athletes cover up logos of a tech rival during the opening ceremony. The Swiss Olympic team reportedly said Samsung asked them to cover up any Apple logos, which Samsung now denies. The real damage may not be in whether they did or didn’t really ask that of Olympians, though.

NBC Olympics Highlights app updated for 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

NBC Universal has recently updated the app that will allow you to stay current with the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games -- even if you are not able to be sitting in front of your television. The app is called NBC Olympics Highlights and currently available by way of the Google Play Store. The app is available for free, but unfortunately does have some drawbacks.

Samsung Galaxy S III is the official 2012 London Olympics phone

The awesome Samsung Galaxy S III has been named the official phone of the 2012 Summer Olympics. A special edition of the phone packing in Visa payWave NFC technology will be handed out to Visa sponsored athletes and testers for the event. The NFC tech will allow athletes and other testers to pay for things during the Olympics by scanning their smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S III may get multiple launch venues and colors

What, you thought that official invitation to see "The Next Galaxy" would be the end of the speculation? Hardly. BGR quotes an anonymous source (for what it's worth) saying that the Samsung Galaxy S III will be getting multiple launch events in London, New York City, Seoul and Dubai. The source says that the main event will be in London to commemorate the Galaxy S III as the official smartphone of the 2012 Summer Olympics, something we'd heard before. The source also claims that it'll come in a blue/black color scheme as well as white, with 16GB and 64GB models.

NBC dumps Silverlight: YouTube to power Olympics streaming video

Can I just say: finally. Finally. This isn't stricly an Android story, but NBC's decision to dump Microsoft's proprietary steaming technology, Silverlight, is a win for every single Android user who wants to watch the Olympics. Why? Because they're switching to YouTube, Google's very own video playground that's deeply integrated into (almost) every Android phone and tablet. In addition to making Android sports fans the world over happy, it's going to save millions of Internet citizens the hassle of installing the Silverlight plugin... which they haven't needed since two years ago, when the last Olympics made use of it.

Acer Iconia Tab A510 gets an Olympic edition

It's that time of the quadannual cycle again. With the 2012 Summer Olympics in London getting closer and closer, the endorsements and marketing are going to start ramping up any day now. Acer seems to be getting an early start: they've unveiled the Iconia Tab A510 Olympic Edition at CeBIT in Germany. There's nothing extraordinary about the Android tablet: it's got the same specs and internals as the as-yet unreleased standard version, with a spiffy Olympic rings logo and a silver-on-black color scheme.