Samsung merges its Gear and Galaxy Apps stores into one
Samsung has announced that its Galaxy Apps store will now be the central location for both smartphone and tablet apps and those for its Gear smartwatches. An update is already rolling out that puts the Gear store inside Galaxy Apps – the latter is where everything from watch faces to third-party apps for the company’s smartwatches will be available from today.
The Samsung Gear app will still be a separate app, but will only function as a hub for connected smartwatches (and fitness trackers like the Gear Fit) and will take users to Galaxy Apps for app and other downloads. As part of the integration, Samsung is offering a few Gear S2 watch faces for free. The next time you open the Galaxy Apps store on your phone or tablet, an update notification will pop up, after which you will be able to access the Gear content through one of the tabs on the Galaxy Apps home screen.