Samsung's European Apps Store to Launch Sept. 14
Today Samsung announced that it will open its version of a mobile application store in Europe on September 14. The store will launch first in the United Kingdom, France and Italy, with 30 additional countries following later in the year. The store will have about 300 applications at launch, and Samsung expects that number to grow to more than 2000 applications by the end of 2009. Samsung specifically said that the store will support smartphones, which will include Windows Mobile and Symbian-based devices. Samsung has yet to announce any plans to bring an apps store to the U.S. market.
Samsung Makes Its Secure Folder A Downloadable App
Samsung today released its Secure Folder through the Galaxy Apps Store. Secure Folder is a protected space for smartphones that can store files, documents, images, videos, or other content that the owner wishes to lock away.
Samsung Introduces the Z, Its First Tizen Phone
Samsung today announced the Samsung Z, the first smartphone to run its home-grown Tizen platform. The phone strongly resembles Samsung's Android smartphones and will launch in Russia during the third quarter of the year.
Samsung Plans to Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note7
Samsung plans to bring back the Galaxy Note7, despite the massive recall that spelled the phone's demise last year. The company will sell refurbished versions of the phone, though Samsung is still determining where via talks with regulatory authorities and carriers.
Samsung Rebrands Its App Store to 'Galaxy Apps'
Samsung announced a change to its application storefront for smartphones and tablets that it hopes will set its offerings apart from Google's as well as reduce consumer confusion. What was previously called Samsung Apps will now be called Galaxy Apps.