Samsung launches app store


Samsung has announced the launch of an application store which will go live on September 14.

The application store will be available on Samsung smartphones and will initially be available in the UK, France and Italy. It will roll out to 30 more countries thereafter.

The store will first be available on the Samsung Omnia and I8910 HD with compatibility on the Omnia II and Omnia Lite to follow.

Omnia and I8910 HD handsets will require a handset upgrade to use the application store, which is available from

It is available in English, French and Italian and supports credit card and phone billing.

Over 300 applications will be ready for launch and Samsung said it anticipates to offer over 2,000 by the end of the year.

Samsung Media Solution Centre executive vice president Hosoo Lee said: “With the launch of the application store, Samsung will increase mobile phone sales and add value for its mobile customers through the availability of carefully selected applications.

“The application store will expand the service channel, not only on handheld devices but also on PCs through the launch of new PC software. The software will allow customers to download applications and manage them on a PC to maximize service usability.”