Hi can anyone help? New Samsung Galaxy Ace on contract arrived earlier in the week. All works fine except for Samsung Apps - when I launch this is just goes online and comes back saying 'no updates available'; it does this whether I'm connected via Wireless or via the Virgin connection. I was expecting a load of apps for me to download etc.
On the other hand, the 'Android Apps' via the 'Market' icon works fine.
Thanks Ray - I'm not the only one then! Both Virgin and Samsung advertise the phone as having 'Samsung Apps' as a feature but I guess the Android overrides this. I expect Android has better apps anyway but it's just not clear anywhere that it doesn't work, either via the phone or via Kies. When I installed Kies on a Windows 7 64-bit machine, it even said that the phone wasn't supported! Installed it on Vista 32-bit and that seems OK but the Samsung Apps message is still the same - you can view the Apps in Kies but you have to select the phone you want to install it on and of course the Ace isn't listed.
I'll keep my eyes and ears open for updates on the forum or the websites.
Thanks - I'm coming to the conclusion that this phone is does not support Samsung Apps because it's Android OS not Bada OS. So it only supports Android Apps. On the Samsung Apps website the Galaxy Ace isn't even shown as being supported.
Does your friend have Android Apps or Samsung Apps installed?