Samsung redesigns the Galaxy Store, puts more emphasis on games


Samsung has redesigned its Galaxy Store to focus more on games. The new design aims to allow gamers to discover, browse and play more games. It also seeks to offer an organized list of game recommendations and top gaming perks. Players can also download Fortnite through Galaxy Store. The popular battle royale title was recently taken down from Apple and Google app stores following a legal battle for revenue sharing. Samsung claims that the Galaxy Store is currently the only mobile app store in the United States where you can download Fortnite.

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The revamped Galaxy Store has a minimalist interface with just two tabs on the Home screen – Games and Apps. Previously, the app had multiple tabs like Home, Explore, Games, and even Exclusives. Galaxy Store now also offers exclusive previews, promotions and rewards for games. Samsung rewards continue to accumulate as you progress through your game. These points can be redeemed on the next user uploaded game, Samsung explained in a press release.

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The Apps section claims to have personalized 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 provide exclusive app features and offers. For example, the Adobe Acrobat Reader app on the Galaxy Store offers a 7-day free trial, while the Touch of Modern app offers 10% store credit on all purchases. The Weather Channel app on Galaxy Store also offers exclusive themes, shortcuts, and a custom calendar. To launch the new Galaxy Store, scan the QR code on your eligible Samsung phone from here.

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Is this the end of the Samsung Galaxy Note series as we know it? We discussed it on Orbital, our weekly tech podcast, which you can subscribe to through Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just click the play button below.

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