South Korea’s Samsung has revealed the most popular downloads from its own application store, Samsung Apps. An application that turns the Samsung Wave smartphone into a flashlight tops a list of 10-Most Downloaded Apps from June 1 to mid-July. The company claims that ‘utility and entertainment apps’ dominate the list, which is comprised fully of free apps.
Here’s the list in full:
No specific figures were released for the number of downloads.
Samsung Apps was launched in September 2009. The store is currently offered in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Turkey, Spain, Sweden, Poland, Singapore, Hong Kong and Russia, with more than 80 countries around the world to follow. In a statement this week, Samsung claimed that Samsung Apps has more than tripled the size of its stores in most European and Asian markets since launch. Around 1,300 apps are currently available, focused on gaming, social networking, e-books and health-related tools. Users of the Samsung Omnia, Omnia HD (I8910HD), Omnia II, OmniaLITE and the Wave mobile devices have the ability to download apps in the store, which is designed to automatically display the relevant application catalogue available for a user’s specific phone model. Although Samsung describes the response to its store as “tremendous,” the company has a long way to go until it can compete on an even keel with the likes of Apple’s and Google’s efforts. Indeed, a recent VisionMobile report found that less than 10 percent of app developers had used Samsung’s bada operating system recently for the creation of apps.