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 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 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.
Samsung Rolls Out Nougat Test Program for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge
Samsung is allowing owners of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to experience an early look at its Nougat builds through the Galaxy Beta Program. The program is meant more for Samsung's benefit than that of end users, as it will use feedback generated by beta users to improve the experience and reliability for all users.