Samsung Apps hits 10 million downloads in Europe

Samsung Electronics has announced this week that Samsung Apps, its mobile and TV application store, has passed the 10 million downloads mark in Europe.

Samsung Apps was launched in September 2009 in selected European and Asian countries, including the UK, France, Germany and Italy. Now, Samsung Apps is available in 109 markets worldwide, including 34 countries across Europe.

The Top 3 most popular Apps downloaded in Europe are: Need for Speed Shift; Magic Torch; My Mirror.

Need for Speed Shift is a car racing game, available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish, that enables users to try and defeat the world’s top professional drivers, on circuits ranging from London to Chicago and Dubai, while Magic Torch transforms your phone into a flashlight. My Mirror makes the mobile device into a torch.

The Samsung Apps Store offers an array of applications, including games, social networks, e-books and health-related services. Samsung plans to drive the creation of more locally customised applications. It will also integrate relevant local information, designed to reflect cultural characteristics and provide a more enriching, tailored service to users globally.

Samsung will continue to drive Samsung Apps by introducing further bada-powered devices, following the success of the Samsung Wave, the first smartphone based on Samsung’s own bada platform. The Samsung Apps will expand to accommodate new smartphones and automatically display the relevant application catalogue available for a user’s specific phone model.