Samsung Electronics have released a statement on Thursday saying that more than 100 million apps have been downloaded from its app stores for mobile and TV, all in less than a year of the store being launched. The app store, labeled Samsung Apps, was opened to the users coinciding with the launch of the GT-S8500 Wave which was also the first phone which ran on the BADA platform of the company, in the month of June last year.
The Samsung Apps website was set up by the company for offering its users various software apps which could be run on mobile devices and TVs like Twitter and Facebook. It hit the 10 million downloads mark within three months of being launched and then completed a 100 million downloads in 10 months, said Samsung in their statement. The marketplace now boasts of offering more than 13,000 applications to Samsung users. The statistics said that the country with the highest number of downloads from the store was France with Germany and Spain followed close behind. These three countries from Europe also accounted for around 40% of the total downloads that were made from the app store. Samsung Apps is currently being offered in 120 countries across the world.
In their statement to the media, Samsung said that they anticipated a sharp growth curve in the app store for the year 2011, which will be boosted by the launch of several new BADA phones which are coming up in the near future. However, when compared with the Apple App Store this growth of Samsung Apps appears dwarfed; Apple has already crossed the 10 billion threshold for the number of downloaded apps and is moving at a breakneck speed with 350,000 apps available for the iPhone and another 65,000 for the iPad.