Expanding on a previous partnership signed back in October, 2019 to allow the support of TRON e-wallets, Samsung will now offer TRON Dapps in its dedicated Galaxy Store.
Tron and Samsung Consolidate Existing Partnership
Samsung and Tron have expanded on a previous partnership singed last year and focusing on allowing Tron wallets on the South Korean tech giant’s Galaxy Store. As per the latest tie-up, however, Tron can now introduce Dapps to the Galaxy Store, and potentially pave the way for gambling solutions later on.
The Galaxy Store started accepting Dapps on Monday, April 27, and various on-chain games will be allowed first. There has been no mention of iGaming solutions, but competitors such as Google Play and Apple Store have strict policies for any gambling products.
Commenting on the latest developments, Justin Sun, Tron founder, argued that the partnership would allow both companies to develop their ecosystems by bringing their products closer together.
This Is the Beginning of a New Era for Tron, Sun Says
Earlier this year, Sun spoke with Forbes crypto and blockchain contributor Darryn Pollock about Tron’s closer ties with Samsung. Here is what he said:
“This is the beginning of a new era. Just imagine: after Samsung and all the phone manufacturers begin to integrate blockchain technology infrastructures, applications that may include blockchain or cryptocurrencies will pop up everywhere.”
Dating back to October, 2019, this partnership has been long in the making. Samsung released a software development kit (SDK) allowing users access to the Tron blockchain from the company’s devices.
Sun called the latest development an “amazing opportunity,” excited that Tron would be able to reach new audiences via Samsung’s network. Samsung is also a leading manufacturer or smartphones and tablets, outpacing its main competitor Apple, with nearly 100 million units more shipped in 2019. However, Apple has caught up.
Allowing crypto gambling products could be a leap, however, as Sun’s project bore recent criticism and prompted a barrage of social media attacks. Specifically, Sun is reportedly trying to place favorable validators in Steem’s proof-of-stake system, CoinTelegraph reported.