Samsung Email app hits 100 million downloads in the Google Play Store

The Samsung Email app in the Google Play Store is only available to those using a Samsung handset running Android 7.0 or higher. While most of these phones already come with Samsung Email pre-installed, there have been more than 100 million downloads of the app. What would be the purpose of the app if it can only be downloaded on a phone which it already is pre-installed on? Like other manufacturers like HTC and Motorola discovered, it is easier to update these system apps through a Play Store update then it is to send it OTA.

We can't use the 100 million figure for any kind of estimate of handset sales since the app was added to the Play Store since January, which predates the launch of the 2017 high-end line up consisting of the Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The app, which is a free download for all compatible Samsung phones, supports POP3, IMAP, and Exchange ActiveSync. This way, you can find all of your emails in one app.

Recently, Samsung did release its internet browser to the Google Play Store where it is available for all handsets running Android 5.0 or higher. Once available only for Samsung Galaxy, Nexus and Pixel handsets, the browser includes a Dark Mode and opens by default to the Google Search home page. Not limited just to Samsung devices, the browser has also been downloaded more than 100 million times.

Download Samsung Email or Samsung Internet Browser by clicking on the appropriate link: [Samsung Email|Samsung Internet Browser].

source: AndroidPolice

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14 Comments

1. gigicoaste

Posts: 447; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

why would you need to estimate some sales?? Really each article has to say something about number of devices sold by a company or other?? PA still believes is Bloomberg?

2. CableTelcontar

Posts: 91; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

I don't think it came pre installed on my Note8. I may be wrong tho. After going through a number of email apps and get disappointed each time, I had to download it a few weeks back. Best email app for me yet.

4. gigicoaste

Posts: 447; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

came preinstalled on on mine.

10. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

It is. It is called "Mail". the icon doesn't say Samsung Mail.

3. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Couple of years from now and you will see Samsung comes with there own OS that run touchwiz.

5. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I cannot wait for that day, the day the cancer finally leaves Android would be incredible. Most OEM's are going towards stock Android but Samsung continues to butcher it to hell. Android would be free to evolve without the lag infested bloatware mess of an interface. Then we'll also see how the Samsung fanboys react when Samsung has to build and support a software eco system of its own. Right now they need Google just to stay in the game. All those digs at Apple.. what happened to the most "hackable OS" Tizen? A perfect example of Samsung software.

6. Peacetoall unregistered

then you need to wait forever.

7. Peacetoall unregistered

Then we'll also see how the Samsung fanboys react when Samsung has to build and support a software eco system of its own. Right now they need Google just to stay in the game. "without samsung apple is doomed 90% of apple products have samsung components. :All those digs at Apple.. what happened to the most "hackable OS" Tizen? A perfect example of Samsung software." Tizen is doing good in smartwatch IOT market. im sure samsung will invest more in developing tizen os when Market calls for it. Right now android is doing great the moment when android starts to lose the market share , Tizen os will be brought in by samsung to lead their smartphone industry. meanwhile your precious apple isn't doing great either they can't even roll out simple ios update without riddled with massive bugs. Tizen right now is just a backup plan which is still in early stage and under development it will surely get better and better

8. Zylam

Posts: 1813; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Oh look who it is, hey buddy still waiting on those links to custom roms you said that can be flashed onto any Android device? You never delivered. Maybe your boyfriend dark Jedi can show up and question how many Android devices I own? And the two of you can get owned again. My precious apple? Bro i prefer Android way above iOS, but you wouldn't know what Android is since you're a Samsung fanboy, it's ironic how Samsung fanboy's don't even know what they're defending, anyone that's not a fan of ugly bloatware filled Touchwiz is instantly an apple fan? Typical Samsung fanboy's mentality.. Full of crap. Also Samsung isn't the only one who produces components, they're the only ones who can supply the quantity Apple requires since they sell hundreds of millions of phones a year. Fret not buddy, apples been building up additional supply chains over the years by investing in plants for its partners and is slowly off loading it's reliance on Samsung. When apple says no to a supplier they lose billions, just ask Qualcomm. In a few years when Samsung loses its biggest client, it's not going to be able to mask it's mobile division loses with component sales. Let's see the fanboy's squeal then. I honestly don't even care who's winning what, the only thing I look forward to is the Pixel phones, however the insecure Samsung fanboy's who just can't take apple repeateding destroying their beloved Samsung despite the "best phone ever" "iPhones just a feature phone" cries. Gotta hurt man. Later.

12. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Without TW, Samsung phones would be as boring as others. It's never gonna happen. Samsung UI is very close to stock android. Maybe you should check out an S8/Note 8 and see. Didn't PA post articles in the past allowing you to vote for the UX/UI? Which one always won? Samsung TouchWiz even over iOS as well. TW makes the UI better. TW isn't a cancer. You just don't like it.

11. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

You mean. Tizen? Because the UI mimic TouchWiz, but it isn't a layer. Its at the OS level. Which is great, because Samsung can add any feature at the OS level and not with a skin. Android is only skinned with TW, because Samsung features would take longer to bring to OS level.

9. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I like the app better than GMail and Outlook. I swear by Outlook. But when I setup account, SM, finds all the settings quickly, unlike OL which doesn't and I have to manually enter server settings for a few of my personal boxes. But wow 100M? That means that many without Samsung phones are using it now and that pretty interesting.

13. Josh501

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 23, 2015

Why is this news? It came installed on my phone. I just thought it was part of the OS. I guess since it's an 8+ it came preinstalled. Just give me my 8.0 Oreo and I'll be a happy camper.

14. CAVBR

Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Samsung Email (basically an AOSP Mail customized by Samsung) with 100 million downloads according to which point of view? Remember that these downloads are not necessarily people interested in the app, but people who have a Samsung Galaxy and already comes with it installed, and always updates when you have an update.

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