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Samsung Apps has its first birthday

Trailing behind Apple and Android app stores
Tue Sep 14 2010, 09:46

MOBILE PHONE MAKER Samsung has announced that its App store is now a year old and available in 109 countries, with 14 million downloads under its belt.

However, what Samsung was less keen to boast about was the number of applications now available for its handsets, which doesn't put the firm in such a good light compared to its big Apple and Android rivals.

There are only 1,872 applications in the Samsung Store, which looks a bit tiny in comparison to the 80,000 available for Android and the 200,000 sitting under the bonnet of iTunes and the Jobs' Mob store.

Samsung started its App store in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy a year ago, then expanded to other countries.

It then expanded its coverage at a rapid pace riding on the successful global launch of the Samsung Wave smartphone.

Samsung Apps recently added Costa Rica, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Iceland, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago and Sudan to its glorious empire.

More than 14 million Bada applications have been downloaded from Samsung Apps, Samsung said, adding that it will continue to push its apps by introducing more Bada-powered devices. µ




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