Samsung Galaxy S4

The first 100,000 customers will get an exclusive version of Need for Speed 'Samsung edition'

Samsung has partnered with multiple companies to bring new content to the Samsung Hub for the upcoming Galaxy S4 launch in Europe, scheduled for April 27. EA is providing a version of Need for Speed Most Wanted that not only has been optimized for this particular phone, but includes "in-game Samsung branding." The first 100,000 European customers will be able to download the game for free through the Samsung Hub -- everyone else, including Galaxy Note 2 owners, can still purchase a copy.

Michelin will be offering their real-time traffic app 'Traffic' and eatery locator and reviewer 'Restaurant' apps at launch, with with tourist attraction app 'Travel' following this summer. The children's apps 'Nighty Night' and ‘Little Fox Music Box’ by Goodbeans will be Samsung Hub exclusives. Random House Mondadori is bringing 3,400 Spanish language books, which include international best-selling authors, to the Hub as well.

The full press release, with complete details from Samsung about these content providers, can be found after the break.

Samsung Revs Up for GALAXY S4 Launch with Key Content Partnerships

EA’s Need For Speed™ Most Wanted: Exclusive Samsung Edition and other content partnerships announced

CHERTSEY, United Kingdom – April 16, 2013 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that the highly anticipated GALAXY S4 will  introduce an exclusive edition of EA’s  bestselling racing title ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted’. The game which has been optimised for Samsung will feature in-game Samsung branding and will be available for download from Samsung Games.

“Samsung is committed to delivering the best user experience possible and rich content sits at the heart of our vision. We are delighted to have exclusive branded Samsung content in a triple A game from one of the world’s foremost video game publishers. We have also secured further partnerships that deliver on our promise to open up the world of possibilities to our customers,” said Lee Epting, Vice President of Media Solution Center Europe for Samsung Electronics Europe.

Glenn Roland, Vice President for New Platforms and OEM at EA said, ‘The introduction of Samsung’s GALAXY S4 will bring outstanding mobile gaming experiences to its players. Our ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted’ offering at launch is one of several EA games specifically optimised for Samsung and will include exclusive content.’

As part of the partnership, Samsung and EA are offering the first 100,000 GALAXY S4 customers across Europe the opportunity to download the app for free via the Samsung Hub.

The partnership with EA is one of a number of agreements with that will deliver content through the Samsung Hub to coincide with the launch of the GALAXY S4 across Europe on 27 April 2013.  Centered on gaming – where Samsung has key partnerships with Gameloft and Glu - books, kids and food, these partnerships demonstrate Samsung’s commitment to delivering the most diverse range of high quality content to customers across Europe.

The ‘Need for Speed Most Wanted’ Samsung edition is also available to play on Samsung GALAXY Note II.

Michelin
Samsung is proud to present the ‘Michelin Traffic’ application, which gives users access to real-time traffic information in 11 countries in Europe and provides very detailed coverage including major cities and most motorways.  The partnership also includes ‘Michelin Restaurants’, an app that lets users locate a restaurant in France and Germany with multi-criteria search options such as the Michelin restaurant selection. ‘Michelin Restaurants’ app also lets users upload photos of their visits and even pen their own reviews of the meals.  The partnership between Michelin and Samsung apps will continue in the summer with the launch of the ‘Michelin Travel’, an app that provides recommendations to users about 30,000 tourist attractions across Europe.

Goodbeans
Smartphones are a fantastic entertainment portal for parents with young families and to bolster the family oriented content available on Samsung Apps, app developer Goodbeans is bringing ‘Nighty Night’ (available in 8 languages - Italian, Spanish, German, English, French, Russian, Portuguese and Dutch) and ‘Little Fox Music Box’ (available in English and German), exclusively to the hub.  The GALAXY S4’s incredible screen is perfect for enjoying these enchanting and immersive apps that have already gained huge popularity with over three million fans from around the world.

Random House Mondadori
To complement the existing range of Spanish-language books available, Samsung has partnered with Random House Mondadori to bring an additional 3,400 titles for readers to enjoy. These include books from international best-selling authors such as Ken Follett, E.L. James, or Stephen King, as well as Latin American and Spanish authors like Isabel Allende, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Ildefonso Falcones. 

 

Reader comments

Samsung Galaxy S4 European launch to include Need for Speed giveaway, new Hub apps

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This was available for free for the Note 2 a while back... is it still free? I'm not sure since I did grab it then :)

How does this work? Is it the first 100,000 activated? If yes then damn, I managed to get the s4 for 480 on ebay but it goes from samsung to a guy who then sends it to me. As the guy gets it on a Friday and sends it on a saturday morning using next day, Ill get it on the Monday >:( Which will definitely be after 100,000 activations.

Wow! An S4 for less than 500 bucks??!! And from a re-seller??!! And on launch date???!!!! WOW!!! Not to sound pessimistic, but are you sure this is legit?

The guy has sold the Xperia Z and HTC one cheap to other buyers. I messaged them and they all said it's legit. I asked the seller personally and he told me he buys in bulk straight from samsung and his margins are small.
Oh, it's also in pounds but according to android central that makes me a scammer.

Seems similar to what other companies have been doing... AMD going for their Never Settle promos which do swing the balance for some - save some money on the phone by getting a few free extra apps.

Giving away apps to lure buyers may be safer than paying students for bad reviews of HTC products.

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