Samsung Apps passes 10m downloads


Samsung’s application store has received over 10 million downloads in Europe with developments made as more bada handsets are released

Samsung’s mobile and television application application store Samsung Apps has passed the 10 million download mark in Europe.

Samsung Apps was launched in September 2009 in European and Asian countries including the UK, France, Germany and Italy. Samsung Apps is now available in 109 global markets, including 34 countries across Europe.

The Samsung Apps Store offers applications including games, social networks, e-books and health-related services. Samsung said it plans to drive the creation of more locally-customised applications and will also integrate local information, designed to reflect cultural characteristics in a move it said would provide a “more enriching, tailored service to users globally”.

Samsung added it will drive Samsung Apps by introducing further devices powered on its own operating platform, bada. The Wave was the first handset to be based on this and Samsung Apps will expand to accommodate new smartphones and automatically display the relevant application catalog available for a user’s specific phone model.