“Over 100 million apps have been downloaded from Samsung Electronics’ mobile and TV app store in less than a year after its launch, the company said Thursday,” Dan Nystedt reports for IDG News Service. “Samsung Apps opened in June 2010 with the launch of Samsung’s Wave (GT-S8500) smartphone, the first smartphone loaded with Samsung’s Bada OS.”
“The company set up the Samsung Apps website to offer people software applications aimed at TVs and mobile devices such as Facebook and Twitter,” Nystedt reports. “The website gauged 10 million downloads three months after the website launched and 100 million in 10 months, Samsung said in a statement. Over 13,000 applications are now available on the marketplace.”
Nystedt reports, “Apple’s App Store, by comparison, has already seen over 10 billion downloads since it opened July 8, 2008, for devices including the iPhone, iPad and iPod. There are 350,000 iPhone apps and 65,000 iPad apps currently available at the store.”
“Samsung decided to celebrate the 100 million download milestone by offering weekly prizes for anyone who downloads an app from the Samsung Apps marketplace between March 25 and April 30, 2011, the company said,” Nystedt reports. “Prizes include Samsung Galaxy Tabs, Galaxy Players… and vouchers for Samsung Apps.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Prizes? They sound more like punishments. Nonetheless, Samsung, congratulations on your cute, little milestone!