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Samsung Launches UK Premium Android Apps Store

Samsung has announced the launch of a new Apps Store for its Android smartphones, offering a range of premium paid and free apps.

Called the Premium Samsung Apps Store for Android (catchy, right?), the store is available to Samsung mobile users today in the UK. Samsung says the UK is one of the first countries to get access to the new apps store.

A selection of new premium pay-for apps will join the existing collection of free apps that Samsung already offers, including big name titles like Need For Speed: Shift HD and The Sims 3 HD.

Apps can be bought quickly and easily without the need for a username or login like with the native Android market. Paid apps can be purchased using a credit or debit card with ease, and Samsung says that users will be able to choose to add their app purchases to their monthly phone bill in the near future.

We’re also told that Pay As You Go customers will be able to download premium apps from the store and choose to deduct the cost of the app from their remaining phone credit. What a great idea!

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “Anyone that signs up to Samsung Apps Store for Android today, will find a multitude of free and premium apps already available. In the spirit of providing Android users with the best possible mobile experience, it is our intention to continue to develop this premium service to ensure our customers have access to all the latest great content on Android.”

Samsung mobile owners can get downloading right now by heading into the Samsung Apps program on their phones.

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