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Samsung to launch own App Store in Europe

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 01 Sep 2009 0:27

Samsung to launch own App Store in Europe South Korean consumer electronics giant, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd announced on Monday that it would open an online store for smartphone applications, following the overwhelming success of the iPhone App Store. The online store will open on September 14th initially in the UK, France and Italy, with more than 30 countries to follow soon after.
Finnish handset maker, Nokia, launched the Ovi store in May followed by LG Electronics with a similar service in Asia in July. When the store opens it will offer an estimated 300 applications to users which will range from games to social networking applications. The aim is to grow the store's offerings to 2,000 applications by year's end.

Having a wide and growing variety of applications for use will mean a lot in the market for Smartphones. Analysts have said that companies such as LG and Samsung, while being successful in reasonably priced handsets, need to boost their efforts with mobile software in order to compete more with Smartphones.

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