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 Expands Reach of Tizen App Store
Samsung has this week made the app store for its Tizen platform available in most places around the world. Tizen is Samsung's homegrown operating system.
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.
Samsung to Fold Up Mobile Wallet App Ahead of Samsung Pay
Samsung has indicated to its customers and business partners that it plans to close the Samsung Mobile Wallet application on June 30. The app launched with the intent of competing with Apple's Passbook in that it is best used to store membership and loyalty cards for varied businesses.