STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AccuWeather Global Weather Center – AccuWeather, Inc., the global leader in weather information and digital media, today announced it will power the preloaded weather content available on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge. Galaxy S6 edge users will also offer users a new and exciting way to access weather information via Samsung's revolutionary curved-screen technology including the patented AccuWeather MinuteCast® technology.
"Working with global leaders in mobile technology, such as Samsung, allows us to continue breaking new ground in developing advanced weather applications for consumers all over the world," said Steven Smith, AccuWeather Chief Digital Officer. "We are committed to making peoples' lives better by offering timely and informative weather forecasts that are localized and easily accessible from their mobile and connected devices. With its curved-screen and advanced design, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge will prove to be among the most popular devices worldwide, while providing users with quick and easy access to the weather information they need."
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge feature a weather widget, which is powered by AccuWeather content and instantly accessible from the device homescreen. AccuWeather also supports Samsung's S-Health™ health management tool. After a user completes a workout, the S-Health results screen displays a weather description provided by AccuWeather, and includes temperature, wind speed, wind direction, and humidity.
In addition to the preloaded weather content, AccuWeather also developed a specialized weather app for the Galaxy S6 edge, available exclusively through the Samsung Galaxy Apps. The AccuWeather app for Galaxy S6 edge displays along the curved edge of the device and can include the following information:
- Current weather conditions;
- Forecast for the next hour;
- Severe weather alerts when available;
- AccuWeather MinuteCast® – minute-by-minute precipitation forecasts for the next two hours; and
- Current location, including users' exact street addresses or GPS locations, all supported by unique and patented technology.
AccuWeather and Samsung have partnered for more than six years to bring Samsung users the world's most accurate weather news and information through a wide-range of Samsung's best-selling devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S, Samsung Gear, and Galaxy Note devices. Users of the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge devices will have quick and easy access to the precise weather information they need, as they need it and where they need it – AccuWeather provides forecasts for all locations on Earth.
The AccuWeather edge app is available for download from the Samsung Galaxy Apps. (http://www.samsung.com/sec/apps/mobile/galaxyapps/)
About AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
Every day over a billion people worldwide rely on AccuWeather to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses, and get more from their day. AccuWeather provides hourly and Minute by Minute™ forecasts with Superior Accuracy™ with customized content and engaging video presentations available on smart phones, tablets, free wired and mobile Internet sites, connected TVs, and Internet appliances, as well as via radio, television, and newspapers. Founded in 1962 by Dr. Joel N. Myers – a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society who was recognized as one of the top entrepreneurs in American history by Entrepreneur Magazine's Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurs – AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly-customized enterprise solutions to media, business, government, and institutions, as well as news, weather content, and video for more than 180,000 third-party websites. AccuWeather's CEO, Barry Lee Myers, is an award winning leader in global weather information issues and one of the world's most recognized advocates for cooperative relationships between government weather agencies and the weather industry. He is a leader in the digital weather information space.
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For more information contact:
Justin Roberti / 814.235.8756 / [email protected]
AccuWeather, Inc. / 385 Science Park Road / State College, PA 16803
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