As always it’s been an exciting week in the Google Play Store. To start, the Chrome SDK has finally been made public so app developers have been fervently working to get their app to support Chrome. This includes AllCast by Koush, which gets the Chrome support back after losing it last summer. The long awaited Pebble App Store is now available on Android, albeit only in beta form. Popular XDA developer Chainfire has released an app that changes your MAC address so governments can’t track you. We took a closer look at the mega popular browser EverythingMe and decided that it was actually pretty good. Lastly, we saw some potential Galaxy S5 app leaks including S Health and S Voice. Since the Winter Olympics start today, our five Android apps that you can’t miss are apps that anyone who wants to follow the Sochi Olympics should check out!
[Price: Free] For those wondering, WOW doesn’t actually mean the term that expresses awe, but stands for Wireless Olympic Works. With this app, Samsung device owners can keep up with what’s going on in the Olympics. One nifty feature is an explanation of what each event is and how to play that particular sport which is kind of nifty.
[Price: Free] NBC’s Olympic Highlights app does pretty much what the title says it does. It delivers highlights in video and photo format so you can see what you may have missed in Sochi. It’s not a comprehensive news application like some of these, but it’s a good and quick way to find highlights in your favorite events.
[Price: Free] First is Yahoo Sports. Having surpassed ESPN as the most popular source of sporting news, it’s a natural choice for keeping up with the Olympic Games. You’ll have access to news at it happens along with rosters based on nation. Simply put, it’s a worldwide source of sporting news and one of the best.
[Price: Free] If you’re not down with reading all the articles or viewing all the highlights, 2014 Sochi Winter Games app is a really good option. All this app really does is provide a medal counter and a schedule of the day’s activities and times. Dead simple, no fuss, and a great app for the tertiary fan of the Olympics.
[Price: Free] theScore updated their application specifically for the Olympic events which means there are a lot of fun and useful features for those who want to keep track. This includes a medal alert function that sends you notifications when medals are won, up to the minute news, and separate sections for men and women as well as hockey because this is a Canadian news source. It’s free and it’ll have good coverage plus it has good coverage of other sports year round, so it’s a good option.