This summer’s biggest sporting event kicks off on July 27 in London. This year’s event is perhaps the most socially connected sporting event to date, with more than 735,000 Twitter followers and half a million Facebook likes weeks before the traditional torch lighting ceremony takes place. Beyond staying up to date on the latest medal count and news via social media, visit the 2012 Summer Olympics mobile site and update your Android Smartphone with these essential apps. After all, in 2012, there’s no need to stay glued to your television: when you can take your smartphone wherever you go.
The official app for the 2012 Summer Olympics will be easy to find on your smartphone, thanks to its bright purple icon. This is the must-have app for keeping tabs on news, schedules and of course, results and medals for the entire event. An especially nice feature is the ability to follow specific countries.
Join the party
Looking to chronicle celebrity sightings, check out arena maps or find friends who are checked-in? Originally designed as a mobile guide to help attendees plan, enjoy and share the London experience, the extensive event information and video updates from the Join in App make it worth the download, even if you aren’t attending.
Never miss a game
With the London Olympics 2012 Schedule app, you’ll never get too distracted playing Angry Birds that you miss a priority match. This highly-rated Olympics app recognizes your time zone, allows you to set reminders, and easily connects with Facebook & Twitter so you can send posts and tweets from the app with no need to switch interfaces.
Quiz your friends
Find out who among your friends is the real Olympian with this Olympic Quiz app. This one or two player game will test your knowledge of history, statistics, results, schedule, medals and news.. On your mark, get set, go!
Keep kids engaged
Need a solution to keep your kids occupied while you enjoy some summer fun? Made for kids a year and older, this Summer Olympics puzzle app has features four different categories including two levels that may even help your little genius learn a new language!
If all the hoopla about London inspires you to plan a trip, check out a travel guide app like this one from GuidePal. Once you get to London, use this helpful app to locate an independent café for London’s best cup of coffee.
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