The Samsung App Store which is independent of google has seen some phenominal growth of late.
The app store recorded that it grew 450% and 600% more apps have been downloaded as compared to last year.
These apps are being driven by the growth in Samsung sells across Africa and the rest of the world. The app store shows you content that is localised, for instance, if you in South Africa and you open the apps, you will see different apps from someone who is in Kenya.
The other factor is that you will actually find apps that are made by local Africans and apps that address the needs of Africa.
Most apps are free. The app store is not yet as fully featured as the Google Play Store but it may be Samsungs attempt to test the waters.
Besides what will stop Samsung from making the SamsungApps the default app store on all mobile from the smartphone giant?
Well, Samsung may not exactly hijack Android but they may also be testing the waters since they want to launch their mobile OS: Tizen, which seems to have an uphill task against the likes of Ubuntu Touch, FireFox OS and Jolla!
Well, it would be nice to see Samsung “hijack” Android using such a scheme.
You can check the Samsung App Store Here http://www.samsungapps.com