The Samsung App Store was started back in June 2010 with the launch of it’s first Bada powered phone the Samsung Wave(GT-S8500). It’s not even been an year and Samsung says that they have hit 100 million app downloads. That’s an important milestone achieved by Samsung, since the official launch of it’s Bada OS for smartphones. There are about 13,000 apps at present available for your Samsung phone.
Samsung has seen very good response for its Wave series of phones running on Bada OS and hence this high number of downloads. The most downloaded apps are Magic Torch, Need for Speed Shift and Asphalt 5. Looks like most of the Wave owners could be some serious drivers. Samsung Apps are currently available in 120 countries across the world and France seemed to have had the highest number of downloads. Germany and Spain also were in the top 3 and made almost 40% of total app downloads.
According to Samsung’s Vice President of Media Solution Center, Kang-Hyun Kwon;
We are anticipating that Samsung Apps will show a rapid growth in 2011, especially with a variety of the upcoming bada device line-up. Through consistent service improvement and high-quality app selections, we will continue to offer optimised application services for Samsung smartphones.
To celebrate the 100 Million downloads, Samsung is organizing a Sweepstakes for loyal customers and people who download/purchase apps regularly. Damn!! I wish I owned one of these Samsung phones now; Wave, Wave II, Wave 525, Wave 533, Wave 575, and Wave 723. If you happen to own one of these phones then you need to carefully read the following 2 or 3 lines. The Offer is a weekly prize draw for anyone who downloads an app from Samsungapps.com for the time period between March 25 and April 30 2011. If you’re lucky enough, you can stand to win a Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Player, USB drives and free Samsung App vouchers.
So go ahead and start loading your Samsung Bada phone with apps to increase your chances of winning. For more information on the Sweepstakes visit this page.