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Yesterday the Korean press confirmed that Samsung has chosen games as one of its lethal weapons to beachhead into the territories of Apple and Google. Samsung is bombarding game developers with money to create a Tizen OS ecosystem. According to Korean sources, Samsung is bent on having the top 100 iPhone and Android games ready for their Tizen OS by June. While that's mildly interesting, we see that Samsung's latest announcement as being far more aggressive. Today Samsung has introduced their version of Apple's iTunes Store.

Samsung has aggressively copied Apple's iPhone and iPad designs over the years and now they want to take that philosophy to the next level. Late yesterday Samsung introduced their version of Apple's iTunes Store that's simply called Samsung Content & Services. The Korean report states that the newly-launched portal will provide one-stop contents and service that can be enjoyed through Samsung's Smartphone, Smart Pad and Smart TV.


Samsung new portal provides a number of services such as ChatON and lists a number of Hubs for reading, learning, videos, gaming and more. Yet the most interesting of all of their services and/or apps may be the one that Samsung calls Kies (keys) that carries an iTunes Store-like interface for music, apps and contacts. The kicker here is that they actually offer Kies as an OS X (10.5 or later) download.


2. Samsung Kies, for Mac OS X

Yes, I can hear the whoosh of millions of Macites simultaneously downloading this stunning masterpiece of true innovation. I'm sure that this is what was dancing in the heads of the master copycat engineers when they finalized their software. Hey, they can dream can't they?

Now that Judge Koh halved Apple's win against their copycat aggressor, we're bound to see the level of mirroring Apple's innovations dramatically escalate over at Samsung because the benefits of copying Apple far outweigh the punishment of doing so.


Update 11:30 MST:  Korea's ETN confirmed that Samsung launched their new content & service portal to counteract Apple iTunes and Google Play on March 26th as our report duly noted.


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I agree with you Donna, but maybe the byline should have emphasized the new Samsung content and services site instead of the iTune-like app. The new website was the core of the Korean report.

It's still an interesting report because we see that Samsung is really beefing up content and services for their next OS Tizen like wanting the top 100 iPhone games for Tizen.

Any report kicking Samsung is fun.

I think the confusion lies in that the new site that Samsung launched on March 26th and the Keis app that's been out for a while. Although patentlyapple points to the app as a side note to make fun of, the fact is that the site, according to Korea's own press launched yesterday. The fact it also covers Kies isn't the point.

I read the Korean report and your right, the service was launched yesterday. What aspects of it were released yesterday I can't tell as I don't use anything Samsung. So while some say some of it has been out earlier, I'd like to know what, because the claim of March 26th is in black and white and from Korea's own press which should know what is new and what isn't when it comes to their native Samsung.

I'm seriously shocked. They rip off every single thing.

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