Samsung Apps Celebrates First Birthday

Samsung Apps has celebrated its first birthday by announcing plans for further expansion.

Samsung initially launched the application market its internet enabled TV sets one year ago. Later, the app marketplace was offered to Wave smartphone users running on Samsung's own Bada mobile operating system.

The company said that since Wave's launch in June, users had downloaded an impressive 14 million Bada applications and that the store now hosts just under 1,900 apps.

After its launch, the Samsung App store was first offered in only three markets, with plans to make the platform available in a further 30 markets.

Today Samsung Apps is available in 109 markets and the company plans to introduce the store to more markets in the future.

Hosoo Lee, the head of Samsung's Media Solutions Center, said in a statement to Pocket Gamer: "The expansion of Samsung Apps gives us the opportunity to reach more users than ever before with entertaining, compelling and enriching smartphone experiences.”