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What's the difference between the Samsung Store and the Google Store?

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MusicMann91
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I'm sure this will make me seem like an amateur, but I'm dying to know. I notice that their are 2 app stores on my phone. And coming to Samsung from Apple, this has confused me a little. Is there a difference between the Samsung Store and the Google Store? Should I use one over the other?? How does it work?

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GaryB82
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The Samsung Store has alot of system apps that will update from it and the Google store is more for general items that you want both are pretty good stores to use


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MusicMann91
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So, let's say I download Monopoly Go on both apps??? Would I have 2 apps on my phone. Dumb question, I know. But I just don't get the purpose I guess.
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GaryB82
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Trust me, only do monopoly go from the Google store I tried it and it was a nightmare lol but I think it would overwrite the other one


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MusicMann91
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Lol. Gotcha. Thank you sir
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GaryB82
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I uninstalled the monopoly I had from Google to try the Samsung Store one and it keep popping up stuff when you loaded in for offers for the game so I uninstalled and re installed the Google one


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LongHiker
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@MusicMann91 In addition to @GaryB82 's comments.

  • The Samsung Store has apps which are either only for Samsung devices OR optimized or tailored for Samsung devices. They may have capabilities only available on a Samsung device.
  • The Play Store has apps for all Android devices. So they may not take full advantage of features of your phone. 
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