Symbian Horizon is an app store for all Symbian phones

30 Oct

Apple has the App Store, Google has the Android Market and Microsoft, the Market Place. What does Symbian have? Well, till recently, there was just the Ovi Store, which is restricted to phones from Nokia only. Not any more.

The Symbian Foundation has launched a beta version of a universal application store called Horizon for all Symbian phones. At the moment, it supports Nokia, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. Horizon is more of an aggregator of apps from different sources at one place. At the moment, one can find apps from Nokia’s Ovi Store, Handango and a few others. Samsung and Sony Ericsson have also agreed in linking their stores to Horizon.

Eventually, Horizon will also allow developers to directly submit their apps, which will be made available to all compatible Symbian smartphones.

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