Samsung to Launch Mobile Apps Store
Samsung announced plans to launch the Samsung Mobile Applications online store at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona later this month. The store, which will initially be for customers in the U.K., will launch with 1,100 applications for Samsung S60 and Windows Mobile devices. The online store will not have any initial or ongoing costs for developers associated with marketing or hosting software. Samsung will allow freeware to be distributed at no cost to the developer. Samsung said it plans to support other platforms over time, but did not say if it would expand the availability of the storefront to other markets.
Samsung Says Unlocked Galaxy S8, S8+ Go On Sale May 31
Samsung today said unlocked versions of its flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones will be available online later this month. People interested in the unlocked phones can pre-order them from BestBuy.com and Samsung.com beginning today.
Samsung Releases Game-Recording App
Samsung this month made available an app that smartphone owners can use to record their game play. Game Recorder+ lets users capture game play and face-cam commentary with one touch.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Approved by FCC
The FCC today approved a new high-end Samsung phone that is almost certainly the company's forthcoming Note 8 flagship phone. If Samsung chooses a new branding for its Note series, this phone will be the spiritual successor to the ill-fated Note7.
Microsoft Selling Customized Variants of Samsung Galaxy S9
Microsoft has added the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ to its online store. The devices are pre-configured with Microsoft apps and services.