Samsung Apps will become Samsung Galaxy Apps starting July


Samsung today announced that its own app sore will be rebranded starting next month. The store, currently called Samsung Apps, will become Samsung Galaxy Apps on July 1.

While Samsung doesn’t say why it’s making the change, this may have something to do with the recently unveiled Tizen-based Samsung Z smartphone, which should be released next quarter. You see, most of the content available via Samsung Apps is for Android, and the store’s new name likely suggests that it will offer only Android apps come July (since the Galaxy brand is exclusively used for Samsung’s Android devices). Thus, we’ll likely see a separate app store for Tizen - though that remains to be confirmed.

The new name of Samsung’s app store will probably not bring too many changes - except for the logo change that we can see above. Samsung assures users that they “can still download purchased apps at Samsung Galaxy Apps regardless of this change.”

Samsung Apps was initially released back in 2009, and is currently available in more than 100 countries around the world.

source: Samsung Apps

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20 Comments

1. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Sorry but changing the name of the sore or store will not improve on the crappy apps in the store... I own a Samsung phone, but only use the Play Store for my Apps. O.o

17. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

There are a lot of times when samsung apps has some awesome deal on apps and games.. Crappy apps?? More than half of the apps on samsung apps are same as on play store..samsung apps sometimes even redirects you to play store...so not sure what you are talking about. there is some exclusive content on samsung apps too...i think it is a win-win situation for the consumers..

20. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Samsung galaxy core advance neo young duos plus advance store ! Anyone ???

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Now that's innovative lol.

5. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Because no one would want to think they are getting Bada apps. THIS is true Apple style innovation

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is nothing like apple innovation, Apple innovation is using ideas that already exist, rebranding them and then they put them on a pedestal

14. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Same amount of lazy in both

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Awww, I hurt their wittle feelings.

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I farted 3 minutes ago. I could barely smell it. I live alone, so nobody else was affected. This is more newsworthy than Samsung changing the name of their app store that f$%ing nobody uses to something else that nobody will #$%ing use.

4. Jinto

Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

boring...

6. vxtheflashvx

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

Why cant there be the "Junk Nobody Wants Samsung App Store".... oh wait.... p.s. I have a GS3

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

To paraphrase Shakespear, "A dog turd by any other name would smell just as foul."

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Are you saying you have a gs3, so you don't get attacked as an apple fanboy?

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

dafuq does this article or any comments have to do with Apple?

15. vxtheflashvx

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

Yep :) I love the phone, but i really wish some of the extra stuff wasnt included

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

So far only the clueless has made comments on thing that they know very little off. Samsung has reached an agreement with Google so most apps that is not available in their own app store will have links to the Play Store. Another role of the Galaxy Apps Store is to distribute Samsung freebie apps to their own users since the store is only available to Samsung phones.

13. crazymonkey05

Posts: 189; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

I own a s3 and can promise you that I have never gotten a app from Samsung app store, always the play store

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I got Hancom office from Samsung App store free for my Note Pro 12.2 They also give some game loft games free before Game loft went 'fee to pay' Same for my LG phone, I do download a few free games for my Optimus 3D from LG app store when I do have to pay for Android market place.

18. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

I'm sorry buy Samsung has cheapened the galaxy brand because almost every Samsung device has to Word galaxy in it. It was better when only high end devices had galaxy in it. Really really bad branding.

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Somehow Samsung decided that Galaxy = their Android and Ativ = their windows High end is represented by features set much like wintel products such as laptops. I do love Nokia past branding N series is reserved for their premium phone only.

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