Samsung owners, do you ever use the Galaxy app store?


So, for a while now, Samsung has been running its own app store — Galaxy Apps. Full of apps and games that you can usually find in Android's Play Store, as well as some Samsung exclusives. It's here that you can find the Edge panels for your curved-screen Sammy handset, and it's here that you download 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.

So, do you use the Galaxy app store?

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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27 Comments

1. talon95

Posts: 992; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Only for Gear apps and camera modes. Glad to see Samsung put most apps in the Play store.

2. Cicero

Posts: 1115; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Yes, for updates on Camera and other Samsung exclusivities.

3. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

It's a bloatware. Most apps are paid that's why I don't use it.

25. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

It is surprising that nobody knows about this. Many times, I found free promotions for apps that are otherwise paid.

4. PrYmCHGOan

Posts: 335; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

@Ilovescarcasm - Well that's stupid considering in most app stores, the majority of the apps require payment. Do you trolls even think before you speak? Or are you too stupid to even know when something stupid falls out your piehole?!

5. tedkord

Posts: 17302; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I use it mainly for gear apps.

18. ph00ny

Posts: 2025; Member since: May 26, 2011

Same here

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Not really. Main Samsung device I use is a Tab S2 8. Every now and then juice up Note 3.

8. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Nope. Just more unnecessary app bloatware from Samsung.

12. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

The title say "Samsung owners". You are not a Samsung owner, mxyzptlk. You say you are Nexus 6P owner.

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

He just wants attention, brah... He ain't a Samsung user, yet feels the need to comment on this poll. Meh.

22. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Agree. It is so sad.

23. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

It's ok, Android users are inclusive.

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Classic Mxy: Continually praises and worships Apple and bashes anything non-Apple, specially Google and Samsung, then proceeds to claim to be a Nexus 6P and Galaxy Note 4 owner.

9. bankkung

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 04, 2015

I mostly update all Samsung app that doesn't available on Play Store yet. Just go straight to Update channel everytime I hit the app.

10. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Just to change the font on my phone since they don't allow you to do it with Hi Font or iFont.

11. seanwhat

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

i wasn't aware of its existence.

13. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Sorry but what is this?

14. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

The store has some lovely black themes which I use.

15. MikeyIsHere

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 19, 2017

For Gear apps...

16. Tizo101

Posts: 524; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

For themes mostly but sometimes I update an app or 2 (I change themes almost every week)

17. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

It's sort of necessary to update stock apps, unless you disable everything Samsung, in which case why purchase a Samsung phone?

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, especially for my Gear S3. I also use it, to add features to the camera. Dual camera, etc.

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I use it for updating Samsung stock apps, as well as thermes and add-ons.

26. gotoAndDie

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

Nope, not even for Samsung apps. I sideload their apks instead.

27. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Samsung needs clean there touchwiz UX a lot of bloatware and duplicate apps.

28. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Why can they just upload all these to Google ang get rid of their app store. Too many store Sammy. Stop loading all the apps in the phone. Let is make decision and download it ourself. All those carrier apps sucks.

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