Samsung and EA Mobile enter into app distribution deal through indie publisher Chillingo


  • Trotsky

    Problem with this is that Samsung is forking a fork.

    Nobody except Samsung Android devices owners might care about the Samsung store.

    Google Play is accessible to 100% of Android owners, which make up around 54% of the total smartphone market. And about all of its user base will use Google Play to buy their apps, so that’s roughly 54% of the market going to Google Play to a certain extent.

    Let’s say Samsung Apps is installed on all Samsung Android devices. Samsung has around 21% of the market, or about 39% of all Android devices. That leaves 61% of all Android owners not even having access or caring about Samsung Apps. And then of these 39%, Samsung would be lucky if a quarter, or roughly 10% of all Android owners, gave a damn about their Samsung Apps store. This adds up to about 5.5% of all smartphone owners. Hell, even if you make it half of all Samsung Android device owners going to the Samsung Apps store and buying apps there instead of Google Play, it adds up to slightly less than 11% of all smartphone owners.

    While Google and its Google Play store, as a whole, has around 54%, including all of those who also have access to the Samsung Apps store, which would become useless if one were to change to a Motorola or HTC device, while purchases on the Google Play store would still be accessible.

    Let’s say they have work to do.

    • Trotsky

      *would also add that when I say “100% of Android owners” I’m excluding, of course, the Amazon fork, so that might screw my percentages a bit, but not by much.

  • WoodenPickle

    Don’t forget that Samsung’s Nexus devices don’t include the Samsung Store. So there goes all Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, and Nexus 10 users.

  • hooliganpants

    also, that if you’re a publisher with an “indie division”, they’re not really indie. just sayin