I tell you what Android needs. Another app store. That’s what it needs. Yeah. Never mind the fact that there’s already the Amazon App Store, GetJar, AppsLib, F-Droid and various other ones that appear on those “couldn’t quite get Google certification” handsets. We need more.
Luckily Samsung are here to announce another one. However, it’s not a totally new player – the Samsung Galaxy Apps store replaces the previous .. err.. Samsung Apps store. They tell me it’s more than just adding the word “Galaxy” in though…
In an attempt to make their devices a little more appealing, they’ve got “Galaxy Specials”, which lets you download apps specifically created by using Samsung SDKs. Basically, if you’ve got a Galaxy device, it’s here that Samsung want you to be looking because a lot of the apps have been designed with these handsets in mind.
SAMSUNG LAUNCHES SAMSUNG GALAXY APPS STORE
New app store allows customers to easily access and enjoy applications across their Samsung Galaxy devices
London, UK – July 11, 2014 – Samsung Electronics today launched Samsung Galaxy Apps, an app store that offers hundreds of apps which are exclusively available if you have a Samsung Galaxy mobile device. Replacing Samsung Apps, the new store features apps that will allow greater customisation of your mobile device, as well as offer various promotions and discounts.
“At Samsung, we continuously strive to create value for our customers by providing differentiated solutions and services coupled with innovative devices,” said WonPyo Hong, President of the Media Solution Center at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung Galaxy Apps is an extension of that promise, as it offers our customers exclusive apps to enrich their experience.”
Samsung Galaxy Apps features an intuitive interface comprised of three sections; Best Picks, Top, and For Galaxy. Best Picks allows you to easily find recommended apps and promotions, while Top showcases the most popular apps which can be viewed according to their popularity, date, and price.
For Galaxy includes up to four sections. Galaxy Gifts offers premium apps exclusive on Galaxy devices. Galaxy Essentials delivers must-have apps for Galaxy devices. Apps for Professionals is the home of business focused apps and other services that fully make use of the features in Galaxy devices. Galaxy Specials lets you download apps specifically created by using Samsung SDKs.
Samsung Galaxy Apps will be available to over 130 million people across 161 countries around the world. For more information, please visit http://apps.samsung.com/.