•  paul
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Samsung has reason to celebrate today. The company announced that its app store, called Samsung Apps, has logged more than 100 million downloads. What's even more impressive is that it took Samsung less than a year to reach the 100 million milestone, with Samsung Apps launching in June 2010.

Samsung Apps is filled with some 13,000 apps and is available in over 120 countries. France, Germany, and Spain account for about 40 percent of the total downloads, with Magic Torch, Need for Speed Shift, Asphalt 5, London Traffic, and Ndrive France ranking as the most downloaded apps, Samsung says.

"We are anticipating that Samsung Apps will show a rapid growth in 2011," Samsung said in a statement.

So how does Samsung Apps compare to Apple's App Store? The latter has logged over 10 billion downloads since opening in July 2008 and includes 350,000 iPhone apps and 65,000 iPad apps. Advantage Apple, though 100 million downloads in less than a year is nothing to sneeze at.

Didnt even know samsung had an app store, to bad its not available for us mobile phones.

Steve jobs is probably going to make a comment about apple having more downloads.


Wow, I guess Apple's appl store isn't as big an advantage as they thought it would be. One big advantage for Apple is that the developers have to create apps only for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, unlike Android or Samsung which most likely have several dozen devices to support.


Rofl; how can Apple sue Amazon for there appstore, but say nothing about Samsung's? The legal status of all of this (Apple, Sony, on and on) is childish you stole my idea, and it was better when it was mine so you demeaned it as well. It is just so juvenile in many instances. I know Apple has an App store and it is big but an App is general slang which existed before the store was even made a commercial reality. It is short for application which is by default a component of the English language, and no one other than maybe the government owns it! I understand there is probably a patent on something here, but it is such a general term!