Samsung Joining App Store Craze

Seems everyone is following Apple’s lead and launching an online store for mobile apps. The latest addition is Samsung.

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month, the handset maker plans to launch its own version of an App Store for Symbian and Windows Mobile devices. The store, which Samsung first hinted at a few months ago, will give Samsung phone owners a simple way to browse, download, buy and install apps over-the-air, according to InformationWeek. For developers, it’s Samsung’s answer to Apple’s iPhone App Store for other platforms.

Reportedly, the store will start out with 1,100 apps and initially be available to consumers in the UK before eventually opening up other regions.