Galaxy Fold has hundreds of optimised apps already

Yolanda Curtis
September 10, 2019

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Now Samsung is assuring Galaxy Fold customers that they won't be getting a less than ideal experience, at least as far as the popular apps go. NFC support was not included in the Malaysian variants of Galaxy A30 and A50 and it seems that Samsung Malaysia could be leveraging on Samsung Pay as a key differentiator in their latest mid-range offering. The screen cracking issue, which delayed the Galaxy Fold, only offered developers a bit of extra time to tweak their apps to support this foldable device.

Apps mentioned in particular include Spotify, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, Amazon Prime Video, VSCO and more.

Ahead of Samsung's official launch of Galaxy Fold sales in Korea this Friday, the company has revealed that hundreds of apps have been updated to support the foldable tablet-handset. Nevertheless, it is expected to reach other markets including India in the coming days. And YouTube has also been optimized for the Galaxy Fold too, according to Samsung. These labs were in place to "work with and encourage" partners and developers to work with the Galaxy Fold and the Android ecosystem (for foldable devices). They respectively allow users to switch seamlessly from the cover display to the main display, as well as run multiple apps simultaneously. This means more apps on the Play Store would now be compatible with features such as seamless App Continuity and Multi-Active Window as compared to the initial launch date.

Connectivity features of the device include 4G VoLTE, USB Type-C, Bluetooth v5.0 and wifi.

Aside from the hardware challenges Samsung faced when developing the Galaxy Fold, the tech giant also had to think about the user experience and how the software will get along with the new form factor.

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