Posted Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
Things are looking very good for Samsung's app program with this impressive download count.
You may remember a story very similar to this one from last month when Samsung hit one million app downloads. Between that announcement on December 6th and the announcement today, Samsung TV owners have downloaded another million apps. Not too shabby.
"This achievement and the short period in which it was achieved demonstrate the rapidly growing popularity of applications and content for Smart TVs," says Sangchul Lee, Samsung VP. "Samsung's leadership role in this category has paid off and allowed us to provide new experiences for consumers that are more rich and integrated than any before."
What's more impressive is that unlike Apple's app store, the selection at Samsung is fairly limited. You can access 380 different apps, 259 of which are free.
Samsung makes a point to note that they couldn't have done it without the app developers. "The developer community is a critical component to maintaining the momentum and growth of Samsung Apps for the TV," says Samsung's Kevin Lee. "These talented individuals will bring depth and personalization to an environment built initially with our industry-leading partners."
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