Feature – Covering the Olympics with just a smartphone

Feature   Covering the Olympics with just a smartphone

For the next few days we’re covering the London 2012 Olympic Games from a Samsung Galaxy Note. There’ll be no laptop and no dedicated press centre, I’m doing it’ll all (including this very post) on the phone.

I stepped off the train at Euston to be met by London 2012 helpers. They seem to be at every station and are dressed in a distinctive pink uniform. They seem to be more than happy to help and were pointing out the best way to get to the various events. After heading down to the Tube I also spotted lots of pink signage to help visitors to find the event or venue they need, even if they don’t fully understand the London Underground.

This, as a visitor to London, was where I also had my first taste of the free WiFi. It’s still a new experience to be able to tweet and browse while waiting for the train, and it was both reliable and fast on the ticket areas, escalators and platforms. I uploaded the majority of my pictures using the WiFi as, if I’m honest, it was a lot cheaper than the hotel WiFi 🙂

People are friendly and everyone is in a good mood too. The transport infrastructure seems to be coping extremely well, although I’ve noticed that the suited business-people have instead been replaced by tourists and yes, even a few athletes.

Just to give you a slightly geeky fact, I’m writing this on the Galaxy Note whilst sat on a Jubilee Line train and, as I’ll be uploading it over the free WiFi.

Throughout the day I’ll be uploading shots here.

Link – Samsung Galaxy Note Review