Results: do you ever use the Galaxy app store?

Results: do you ever use the Galaxy app store?
For years Samsung has had its own app store, simply called Galaxy Apps. It contains Android apps and games that you can usually find in the Play Store, as well as some Samsung exclusives. It's the place that contains the Edge panels for your curved-screen Sammy phone and the Gear watchfaces and mini-apps.

But those things aside, we often wonder — is there really any reason to download your regular apps or games from the Samsung app store? It doesn't seem like promotions and price-drops are synced between the Play Store and Sammy store, and the former does have much more of those. Not to mention that the Play Store does inspire more confidence when it comes to regular updates.

We thought we'd ask Samsung users — do you use the Galaxy Apps store? Here's how the votes went:

Do you use the Galaxy app store?

Nope, not unless I am downloading Edge panels / other exclusive apps
51.91%
I might open it up once in a while to see what's in there
30.6%
Sure!
17.49%

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21 Comments

1. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

"I might open it up once in a while to see what's in there" 56 votes.. Still lying

3. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

A sad App along with there sad phones..

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Their, not "there". Troll properly my child.

10. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Don't cry Darkkie. That mean old guy won't make fun of Samsung anymore.

15. docdevices

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

I must say, I have been perusing many a recent article here, and you most certainly persue darkkjedii around as if you were his shadow. You are akin to a lover scorned, watching and waiting, ready to pounce at the mere site of a darkkjedii comment. What a dreadfully lonely and abysmal existence you must have.

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

100% agreed.

18. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Agreed that you're a shill? Of course.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Remember Mxyflashmite...show no mercy.

17. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

You again? I told you once before, your psychological analysis is pure bs. Darkk started this. I warned him I would show no mercy if he continued to provoke me.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, this is a tech site. All you can do is troll me. Feel free to show no mercy lol

21. docdevices

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Yes...me again. But do not torment yourself, for I have moved past trying to see if there was even a modicum of a mature adult that possesses common sense in you. Darkkjedii did not "start" anything. He did not provoke you. You delivered this upon yourself. You and your constant, deliberate attacks on other operating systems and original equipment manufacturers that don't happen to suit your palate. Any rational person would want to distance themselves from you, and darkkjedii strikes me as an extremely rational and competent individual. I could continue, as there are more reasons, like your unprovoked attacks on individuals and your use of multiple accounts to further your daily troll itinerary, but I'm intelligent enough to know a complete lost cause when I see one. You reap what you sow.

2. iushnt

Posts: 3083; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

We get freebies through Galaxy App Store at times.

4. AmashAziz

Posts: 2894; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

There is a Galaxy App Store???? 0_0

5. ph00ny

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 26, 2011

You wouldn't know unless you own a galaxy line up

6. surethom

Posts: 1635; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

No never, I would have like to participate in the is poll but Once again PhoneArena polls dont last long enough for people to vote.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30904; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sure do, especially for me gear s3.

9. kevv2288

Posts: 275; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

If you want your Samsung stock apps updated, you have to use it for that. There were like 10 app updates for my s8 yesterday.

11. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

It's useless bloat. There's the Play Store for that.

14. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

The main reason Samsung has its own app store is to allow for apps with custom abilities. Samsung makes so much hardware that differentiates them from everybody else that they also need better software. Smart watch integration, years before Google implemented it in Android and Samsung's smart watches are still to this date more complex than what you'd be able to achieve with Google's API's. VR is another big thing. Internet of Things, too. That's why Samsung is so successful. They dare to think outside the box Google provides the OEM's with. And they're also nice enough to share those API's with Google when they catch up up the technology themselves.

12. ahmadkun

Posts: 553; Member since: May 02, 2016

I'm getting paid apps for free there like sketchbook book app for my galaxy note and i like the design of it

13. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Even if you don't use it actively, quite a few core Samsung apps are automatically updated through the Galaxy app store.

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