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Samsung survey finds that 30% of UK fans plan to watch the World Cup on a smartphone or tablet

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Samsung survey finds that 30% of UK fans plan to watch the World Cup on a smartphone or tablet
Samsung recently carried out a survey in order to find out how people in the UK were planning to watch football (or soccer, as it’s known in the US) “this summer” - thus during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which is in full swing now, and will conclude on July 13.

Samsung says that 2,000 people participated to the survey. 30% of them were planning to watch games on their smartphone or tablet, while other 30% said that they’d rather rely on a smart TV to enjoy the action. Almost half of respondents (44%) indicated that they’d record games to watch them later.

“It’s clear that technology is set to play a large part in the viewing experience of football fans this summer with tablets, smartphones and smart TV’s all featuring heavily on how we plan to watch the football and technologies such as ‘live pause’ and recording being a key part of how we view each match. As the Official Consumer Electronics & Smartphone Supplier to the England Team, Samsung’s technology will be enhancing the experience of the England squad out in Brazil, all squad members will be equipped with the Samsung Galaxy S5 which comes preloaded with state-of the-art health features, including a heart rate monitor. We wish the team the best of luck and also hope that all football fans back home enjoy every moment of the tournament,” said a Samsung spokesman.

The funny (or sad) thing about this quote is that it comes now, when England lost (1 - 2) to Uruguay, almost completely ruining its chances of qualifying in the second round of the World Cup.


source: Samsung Tomorrow

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posted on 19 Jun 2014, 23:35 2

1. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


No thanks we have a large TV for that.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 23:50

2. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


Not everyone can record on their TV, play pause on their TV, have it on time to watch a telecast. Dont speak like everyones got a TV.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 01:06 1

5. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


So one cant afford a TV, But can afford a smartphone with a data plan with live streaming Geez. Stupid logic.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 01:12

6. chocowii (Posts: 327; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


One can buy a tv and a ludicrous phone lifestyle but one cant buy due to lifestyle. There are tv phones too

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 01:26

7. sniperdroid (Posts: 118; Member since: 23 May 2013)


You can get a nice 32inch tv for like $300, so getting a $600 smartphone and $300 tablet and not a $300 tv doesn't make sense, unless you're really bad with your finances.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 10:53

11. TheMan (Posts: 402; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


First, that $600 phone can be had for under $100 (e.g., the s5 is available for that amount). Second, the phone is for most people a higher priority than a boob tube.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 00:27

3. .KRATOS. (Posts: 111; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


What r the live streaming if watching on tablet or phone

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 00:56

4. Anonn (Posts: 55; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Receiver with DVR. Or you can 'mirror' it from the phone to smart TV and record on the phone

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 01:54

8. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2000; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Maybe the English fans will want to watch the 2018 World Cup on their smartphones and tablets since England are pretty much out of this year's edition. No offence to any England fan here. :P

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 04:21 1

9. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 1282; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Quite disappointed with their performance this year.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 08:17

10. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2000; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


This World Cup has seen legendary players like Casillas and Gerrard screw up. What a WC!

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