The Tizen Store, as the name suggests, is the Tizen Application Store for developers to publish their free and paid for Tizen apps. In April 2015, we saw the store expand it’s coverage to include 182 countries, which was mainly for FREE apps, but we saw this as setting the foundation for providing paid for apps further down the road.

Today, the Tizen Store has expanded its coverage to include a further 41 countries, bringing the total covered to 222. Developers can now target all these additional countries with their apps and games, and even branch out by creating localised content, which has its own Unique Selling Proposition (USP).

 

New Countries added

1American Samoa22Maldives
2Andorra23Marshall Islands
3Bhutan24Micronesia
4Cape Verde25Nauru
5Chad26Netherlands Antilles
6Comoros27New Caledonia
7Cuba28Niger
8Djibouti29Niue
9Equatorial Guinea30Northern Mariana Islands
10Eritrea31Palau
11Falkland Islands (Malvinas)32Palestine
12Faroe Islands33Réunion
13French Guiana34Saint Pierre And Miquelon
14French Polynesia35San Marino
15Gibraltar36Sao Tome and Principe
16Guadeloupe37Seychelles
17Guam38South Sudan
18Guinea-Bissau39Timor-Leste
19Holy See (Vatican City State)40Tuvalu
20Kiribati41Wallis And Futuna
21Liechtenstein

 

So far we have seen the release of the Samsung Z1, Z2 and Z3 Tizen-based smartphones and we hope to see more being released during 2017. Samsung has been targeting more the budget / mid-tier mobile phone range at the moment, but we do hope to see more powerful devices making their way to us in 2017, like the Samsung Z5 SM-Z510FD, but there are no official launch dates at the moment.

Have you got a free or paid app that you want to distribute on the Tizen Store?