Samsung Apps

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Samsung Apps
Samsung Apps logo applications.jpg
Developer(s) Samsung Electronics
Initial release 14 September 2009; 4 years ago (2009-09-14)
Operating system Android
Bada
Windows Mobile
Platform Samsung Mobile & TV
Type Digital distribution
Website www.samsungapps.com

Samsung Apps is Samsung Electronics' application store. Samsung Apps was first launched in September 2009 on the Omnia and Omnia 2 (Windows Mobile OS) devices. Samsung Apps was initially available on devices running the Symbian, Windows Mobile, Bada, and Android operating systems, but then became available on the Windows Mobile Omnia, Bada Wave, and Android Galaxy devices only. Starting from 1 July 2014, Support of Bada and Windows Mobile ended and the Store was renamed to Samsung Galaxy Apps.

Availability[edit]

Region Country
Europe
Albania
Austria
Belgium
Bosnia And Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
United Kingdom
CIS
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Georgia
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Moldova
Mongolia
Russian Federation
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Ukraine
Uzbekistan
Asian Pacific
Australia
Bangladesh
Cambodia
China
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Japan
Korea, Republic of
Lao PDR
Macao
Malaysia
Myanmar
Nepal
New Zealand
Philippines
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Thailand
Vietnam
America
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Jamaica
Mexico
Nicaragua
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Puerto Rico
Trinidad And Tobago
United States
Uruguay
Venezuela
Middle East & Africa
Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Bahrain
Botswana
Cameroon
Congo
Congo-Kinshasa
Cote D'lvoire
Egypt
Ghana
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kenya
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
South Africa
Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
Tanzania
Tunisia
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

Category[edit]

Samsung Apps consists of multiple categories.

Category
Apps for Galaxy
Business
Education/E-Book
Entertainment
Finance
Font
Games
Health/Fitness
Kids
Lifestyle
Music/Video
Navigation
News/Magazine
Photo/Filter
Productivity
Reference
Social Networking
Sports
Theme
Travel
Utilities
Weather
Web-Widget

History[edit]

Samsung Apps was first introduced as a shop-in-shop on Omnia devices on 14 September 2009. By integrating with S Suggest, Samsung Apps is able to recommend apps from both Samsung Apps and Google Play Store.[citation needed]

[edit]

Paid content became available on 14 September 2009.[citation needed]

Revenue[edit]

70% of the proceeds from purchases of applications, after deduction of VAT and all transaction fees (more than 90% for some payment methods), are forwarded to the corresponding developer, with a variable delay (up to 6 months for some payment methods). The remaining 30% of the proceeds are then distributed amongst the involved businesses and Samsung Apps.[citation needed]

Security[edit]

[citation needed]

Unlike some other Android application markets, Samsung Apps validates all third-party applications for malware and harmful content before making them available for download or purchase through the store. This validation process includes verification of installation permissions.

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