Samsung’s app store achieves 10M downloads in Europe


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Samsung is claiming its application store has passed the 10 million download mark in Europe, and it seems to be doing it off the back of games apps.

The top three most popular Samsung Apps downloaded in Europe are Need for Speed Shift, Magic Torch and My Mirror. Need for Speed Shift is a car racing game, available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Magic Torch transforms the phone into a flashlight and the My Mirror app is a utility that lets users study their reflections in a mirror. The store is currently available in 34 European countries.

Last week Samsung marked the first anniversary of its Samsung Apps store by announcing that it is now available in 109 countries. First launched in September 2009 in “select European and Asian countries”, the company said the store has been growing “at a rapid pace, riding on the successful global launch of the Samsung Wave smartphone.” It also said that since the launch of Wave in June 2010 (the first smartphone based on Samsung’s own bada platform), more than 14 million bada apps have been downloaded from the store.

According to a recent Dow Jones Newswires report, Samsung’s online market currently has 4,000 apps available, and the company aims to hit at least 10,000 by the end of the year.