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Samsung takes us 'backstage' at the Opening Ceremony for the Summer Olympics

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Samsung takes us 'backstage' at the Opening Ceremony for the Summer Olympics
Yesterday, Samsung had written a forward-looking piece about how the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note, the two big guns in the Korean manufacturer's Android arsenal, had taken part in the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Summer Games in London. With 4 billion viewers watching the Opening Ceremony, those are quite a number of eyeballs viewing the devices.. The problem was that the ceremony was not scheduled to start for a few hours yet when it was written. Sammy's trip through the time machine can be easily forgiven and the company did come back with some behind the scenes footage for all to view.

From the video, it looks like everyone involved in the show was walking around London with a Samsung Galaxy S III or Samsung GALAXY Note in their hands. All of the volunteer dancers received a white Samsung GALAXY Note that was used as part of their choreography. 100 units of the phablet were used in the Opening Ceremony. If we didn't know better, we'd think that this was the 2012 Samsung Olympics.

source: Samsung via  AndroidCentral

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posted on 28 Jul 2012, 12:40 3

1. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)

lol..samung olympics...
lawsuit races...:P

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 12:53 3

2. Nickmfnjackson (Posts: 101; Member since: 21 Jan 2010)

Medals = patents

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 13:00 14

3. spoks (Posts: 46; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)

Proud owner of Samsung Galaxy Note...

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 18:46 6

6. dickwyn (Posts: 621; Member since: 07 May 2012)

high five !!!

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 16:31 5

4. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

Still shock only a few athletes still uses the crummy iphone during the parade of countries

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 20:27 3

7. fenixsama (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

i was just going to comment also that most of the athletes were using iphones to take video. i also notice some of them talking on the phone while parading. i understand the taking videos part because you want to savor the olympic moment but talking on the phone? am i the only one who thought that was rude? i don't know, that's just my opinion, ok ^_^

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 16:39

5. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

And still there was a clear view on bunch of iPhones when, for instance, representatives of the USA were walking in front of cameras. Worthless effort Samsung... the cult is not being made by expensive sponsorships.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 06:22

9. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

I'm getting the feeling that most of you think that I prefer iPhone... I'm just saying that this marketing efforst made by Apple competition are worthless in comparison to cult-making that Apple undertakes, and we must admit, they do it far more intelligently over the years of producing status and religious symbols and from this point of view, no competition can battle the iPhone merely by technology, open-politics, agressive marketing and boosting specs. iPhone still wins. I'm sorry fo that, but it does, The first step is to admit it.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 03:08 2

8. twens (Posts: 1054; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

1st of battling which fon is the best is useless. Am using a 5.3" screen,a faster processor plus an opened OS. What advantage does an iPhone user have over my GNote? I pity iPhone users,true talk.

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 21:02

10. nexumus (Posts: 19; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)

I just wanted to post that this week I switched from iPhone to s3. I was honestly an iFan but the s3 has blown me away in every way. I have also owned an unimpressive HTC inspire. Apple still has the best marketing, and until the s3 I believe better aesthetics. But no longer. If you want a small screen dysfunctional closed system status symbol, iPhone is for you. If you want the most amazing photos phone in the world, thend get a Samsung galaxy s3. Now if only Sammys marketing can beat Apple. But honestly I don't mind if they just spend all their money making awesome phones cause that is what they do best.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 17:00

11. dan_md (Posts: 66; Member since: 19 Oct 2010)

There are pros and coins in everything. Mostly we tend to go with the device with less compromise. My wife, who has been totally sold with Apple (an iPad, iPhone, Mac Book Air) could not resist the urge and finally asked me..." Can we switch phones? my iPhone for your SGS3. Haha.

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