Samsung Announces "Samsung Apps" - World's First Multi-Device App Store


Samsung may not have perfected the mobile app store game but it still has the audacity to attempt something grander: Samsung Apps – the world's first multi-device app store. The idea is to let content owners and app developers reach a greater audience with apps that are compatible with different devices: HDTVs, Blu-ray players, home theater systems and phones.

Samsung Apps is “the world's first HDTV-based application store where users can download and purchase applications from select 2010 Samsung HDTVs, Blu-ray Players and Home Theater systems via the upgraded Internet@TV – Content Service.” Internet@TV is a widget-based TV service powered by Yahoo's Widget engine.

Samsung plans to have only free apps available at the time of Samsung App's spring 2010 launch. The paid ones will debut in the summer. You can expect a wide gamut of apps, including video, information, lifestyle, games, and sports.

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