Samsung Kenya is Ready to Support Local Startups developing for Android Platform

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Samsung Electronics, has reiterated its corporate plans to support local Mobile Web Application developers to access the global market. Samsung will provide support to local developers deploying their applications on Android platform.

Samsung’s support will involve hosting commercially viable applications covering a wide range of categories on its Samsung Apps Store, which comes as a standard feature on all Samsung Smartphones.

Speaking during during Google Student Summit in Nairobi, Samsung Electronics Africa Product Manager, Jaco Van Zyl, asked App developers to consider developing solutions with a global market appeal.

The Samsung App store, he explained is accessed by millions of mobile phone subscribers’ globally seeking to download quality android applications in diverse categories such as Entertainment, Education, Games, Lifestyle, Travel and Productivity among others.

“Kenyan Application developers on the Android platform have equal access to other global developers to showcase their solutions on the Samsung Apps store which is a gateway to global tech-preneurship,” Jaco pointed out.

During the Google Student Summit held at the Oshwal Complex, Samsung Executives demonstrated to local technology students the options available on Samsung devices. Through Galaxy Pocket and Samsung Galaxy SIII, the students were taken through the key value added features of smartphones supported by the android platforms.

“The android platform makes up 53% of all the operating systems in the market, with the key benefit being its versatility and capacity to host more applications and features thus enhancing the phone’s effectiveness,” noted Samsung Electronics East Africa Business Leader Robert Ngeru.

[pullquote]The Summit, which commenced at the beginning of this week, brings together students from different Universities across Sub-Saharan Africa, with an aim of enhancing their professional development, leadership, and communication skills, as well as access to a unique network of Google Ambassadors.[/pullquote]

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