Samsung Redesigns Galaxy Store, Puts More Focus on Gaming


Samsung has redesigned its Galaxy Store to focus more on gaming. The new design is aimed to allow gamers discover, browse, and play more games. It also looks to offer a curated list of game recommendations and better gaming perks. Gamers can also download Fortnite through Galaxy Store. The preferred battle royale title used to be pulled from Apple and Google app stores recently over a valid battle for revenue shares. Samsung claims that Galaxy Store is currently the only mobile app store in america where you’ll be able to download Fortnite from.

The revamped Galaxy Store has a minimalistic interface with just two tabs on the home screen – Games and Apps. Earlier, the app had several tabs like Home, Explore, Games, and even Exclusives. Galaxy Store now also offers exclusive previews, promos, and rewards for games. Samsung Rewards retain accumulating while you retain leveling up in your game. These points can also be exchanged on the next game the user downloads, Samsung explained in a press release.

The Apps section claims to have tailor-made recommendations based on your Samsung Galaxy phone. This is different for each user and is based on their download patterns. Samsung has also partnered with companies to offer app-exclusive features and offers. As an example, Adobe Acrobat Reader app on the Galaxy Store offers a 7-day free trial whereas Touch of Contemporary app offers 10 percent store credit back on all purchases. The Weather Channel app on Galaxy Store offers exclusive themes, shortcuts, and a personalised calendar as mannered. To launch the new Galaxy Store, scan the QR code on your eligible Samsung phone from here.

Is this the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series as we understand it? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you’ll be able to subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

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