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Enjoy the 2012 Olympics on the go (screenshot gallery)

The Olympics open this Friday, but some events kick off today so grab one of these smartphone or tablet apps and follow all of the action on the go.
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By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
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NBC Olympics on the iPad

The NBC Olympics app looks great on the iPad and works in both portrait and landscape orientation. It lets you follow all the action.

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NBC Olympics "Live Extra" on the iPad

The NBC Olympics "Live Extra" app currently only works in portrait orientation and is designed to give you access to real-time info.

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NBC Olympics "Live Extra" on the iPad

There are lots of sports to follow in the 2012 Olympics as you can see in this screenshot.

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London Results App on iPad

This app is sponsored by Samsung and works on the largest number of mobile platforms. Here you can see it in landscape on the Apple iPad.

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Reuters App on the iPad

This app is visually attractive and looks a bit like Flipboard with slick graphics that you can flip through.  The top right corner gives you quick access to medal counts and other data. I will check it out when the Olympics start to see how it performs.

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London Results App on Nexus 7

I was able to download and install this application, but every time I launched it this is the error that I saw.

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NBC Olympics App on Nexus 7

The official NBC application works well on the Nexus 7.

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London 2012 App by Code Gorillas

This app is also works on Android and provides access to lots of Olympics data. It isn't visually as attractive as some other apps and I don't think I will be using it too much.

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TheScore.com on Android

Score Mobile is a great sports application and they have quick links to an Olympics website.

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NBC "Live Extras" App

This NBC "Live Extras" app works well on the Galaxy S III, but I can't conduct full testing until the Olympics start.

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NBC Olympics App on the Galaxy S III

This Galaxy S III display is fantastic and apps like these really make things pop.

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NBC Olympics App on the Galaxy S III

The news is starting to heat up at the Olympics.

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London 2012 on the Nokia Lumia 900

Windows Phone doesn't support screenshots, but you can see there are two choices that look great for Windows Phone.

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London Results App on the Nokia Lumia 900

The Samsung-sponsored app is on the most platforms and will be my primary app on Windows Phone.

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NBC Mobile website on the Nokia 808 PureView

If there isn't a great application for your platform, then try out the mobile website. This is my preference on Symbian.

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London 2012 Olympics app on Symbian

This is one free Symbian app I found that looks to provide information in a fairly basic way.

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London Results App on BlackBerry

The Samsung-sponsored application is even available for the BlackBerry platform. I don't have a BB to test it on, but it looks similar to the version on other platforms.

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