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09-01-2009, 06:24 AM #1
What Do Samsung's Plans mean for the App World?
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Rooted in the belief that competition in the app marketplace is good for everyone, a lot of people are excited this week about Samsung's plan to launch a new mobile application store this month.
eWeek reports that:
Samsung's new mobile applications store, due to launch in Europe on Sept. 14 before expanding to 30 countries through 2010, will be available on phones running the Windows Mobile operating system, putting the Samsung Application Store in direct competition with Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Both Microsoft and Samsung will be hoping to take mobile-application market share away from Palm, Apple, RIM and other IT giants that have made substantial gains in the space.
Initially, the U.K., France and Italy will have approximately 300 native apps at their disposal upon the virtual storefront’s debut. Providing content for the initial offering are Electronic Arts, Gameloft, Handmark, and Capcom, to name a few. From this relatively small first batch, Samsung hopes to push its inventory up to more than 2,000 apps by the end of this year.
Overall, its been a big summer for Samsung. In July, the company revealed the Application Seller Site portal, where developers and content providers can access, promote, and sell their Symbian and Windows Mobile applications in the app store that will launch in two weeks.
It appears to me, however, that Samsung's store will relish the opportunity to battle it out with Microsoft's Windows Marketplace for Mobile. Although Samsung will have a jump start, it will still have to overcome being three hundred apps behind the projected initial offering of the Windows Marketplace. Additionally, the competition to recruit developers is also getting hot and heavy, with Microsoft aggressively seeking the cream of the crop.
Samsung's upcoming store has the potential to directly compete with Microsoft's Windows Marketplace for Mobile, which is slated to open in fall with some 600 applications. Microsoft has already been campaigning to convince developers to create applications for the store, which will debut on the Windows Mobile 6.5.
This could get interesting.
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09-01-2009, 06:52 AM #2
This really doesn't excite me.
09-01-2009, 06:57 AM #3
Of course it doesn't excite you. You are just a regular Apple fan boy that can't see anything beside his Mac.
09-01-2009, 07:05 AM #4
i think it's great, competition breeds better apps and might bring prices down.
09-01-2009, 07:40 AM #5
So before you go getting all "your a fan boy" please read between the lines, how very narrow minded of you.
09-01-2009, 07:45 AM #6
Hate to bring down the thread, but I seriously hope you don't wear that t-shirt in public- LOL
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09-01-2009, 07:48 AM #7
Competition brings lower prices, or better quality. That's the end thing, and nothing beside that.
You can see past apple products but other stores bring expensive low-quality apps, so only Apple store is cheap and high-quality. How very narrow minded of you, actually.
09-01-2009, 07:55 AM #8
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09-01-2009, 08:30 AM #9
I hate listening to little kids argue!If anything was usefull a thanks would be great!
09-01-2009, 08:48 AM #10
is there really THAT many poeple running windows mobiles on samsung phones??
09-01-2009, 09:15 AM #11
Well....at one point of time WM had the top selling smart phone...not to mention there's probably more USEFUL apps for WM...then the iphone was invented...then you had price reduction...that basically put a dent in WMs smart phones pocket. Then came along the app store with about 1/8 of the apps it has actually being useful or "top" rated..if the Touch HD sold for $199, I'm sure apple would have re-thought the 3GS and the basic features it was added that jailbreakers had since 2G iPhones(excluding compass).
09-01-2009, 09:42 AM #12
Bring it on...This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
09-01-2009, 09:47 AM #13
Is this really news? I am sorry, but if I come to an Apple Forum, I want Apple news. GTFO with the Samsung stuff...does this affect the iphone? apple? ipod? Umm No.
In the past week all I hear is Windows this, stupid apple fan boy that. What is going on here. Enough already with all of the "whose operating system is better". The truth is there are more Mac OSX users on here than Windows or Linux etc. This is after all an apple forum. Tell me, do you see anything about windows listed here:
09-01-2009, 09:49 AM #14
They're posting stuff that could affect your Apple, even in a positive way.
09-01-2009, 10:02 AM #15
09-01-2009, 11:11 AM #16
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09-01-2009, 11:20 AM #17
Ya I dont think that any app store that is out right now will even get close to what apple has going for them, apple did it right from the start, everyone else is throwing it in as a gimmick because its the "in thing" right now.
09-01-2009, 11:23 AM #18
I agree there all just trying just trying to get a slice of the pie.
09-01-2009, 11:42 AM #19
09-01-2009, 03:04 PM #20