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Samsung Developer Program

Country Distribution

  • Depending on whether the device is sold or not, or whether a store is open in the respective country, a country or countries you have selected may be excluded when the application is actually distributed. Country or countries where the application is actually distributed may differ from country or countries that you have selected for sales.
  • For freely and commercially distributed service applications, the countries in which the service applications are actually available via the  Samsung Galaxy Apps Store may differ from those countries selected in the Seller Office due to factors described in this section.
  • Service application distribution is excluded from countries where no devices are sold. 
  • The version of In App Purchase SDK (Plasma) for Android™ must be 2.0 or higher to sell in all countries.
  • Original: If there is Item mapping information in Android applications like in the cases below, certain countries will be excluded automatically in the [Submit] step in red.

    Recommended:
    When one or more Android service application binary files integrate the IAP versions below, the distribution of commercially distributed service applications and freely distributed service applications that sell commercial items will be automatically excluded as indicated below during service application submission.
     
    • IAP version below 2.0: United States of America will be excluded.
    • IAP version below 1.9: Korea will be excluded.
    • The registration and distribution of Paid Android applications with an old SDK version (1.9 or lower) will be restricted in South Korea.
    • IAP version below 1.8:
      • Countries in the PSMS Only Tier will be excluded.
      • Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Jordan, and Egypt will be excluded.
    • IAP version 1.0 or lower: China will be excluded.

Making a specific setting in one field can result in changes to other distribution country fields and/or their settings.

Field: (Setting)

Distribution Country Result

Price*: (Paid)

Free Only Group countries will not be displayed.

Country: (US)

Iran cannot be selected as a distribution country.

Age Restriction*: (18+)

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain will be excluded from distribution.

Category */ General: (Game) or Category* / Galaxy: (Games)

AND

Rating Certificate for Available Countries / Age Restriction / GRB: (18+)

If a GRB certificate with an 18+ age rating is NOT registered, Korea will be excluded from distribution.

Add binary / [Binary file upload] popup / GMS: (Yes)

China will be excluded from distribution.

When SAMSUNG Galaxy Apps becomes available in more countries… : (Checked)

The service application will be automatically distributed in a new country when the Galaxy Apps Store initially becomes available in the country.

 

 

When the conditions below are met, the countries below will be automatically excluded from distribution, which means the country can be selected for distribution in the Seller Office UI; but after the service application is submitted, the country will be automatically unselected.

Excluded Country

Field / SubField: (Setting)

Additional Condition

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain

Age Restriction*: (18+)

 

Korea

Category / General: (Game)
or Category / Galaxy: (Games)

AND

Rating Certificate for Available Countries / Age Restriction / GRB: (18+)

If a GRB certificate with an 18+ age rating is NOT registered.

Korea

 

One or more service application binary files integrate an IAP version below v1.9

Korea

Price*: (Paid)

One or more service application binary files integrate an IAP version 1.9 or lower

China

Add binary / [Binary file upload] popup / GMS: (Yes)

 

China

ONLY Google™ Playstation information is set in the Companion (Host) Deeplink

Gear service application

China

 

One or more service application binary files integrate an IAP version 1.0 or lower

Free Only Group
countries

 

One or more service application binary files with VOIP=YES

United States of America

 

One or more service application binary files integrate an IAP version below v2.0

PSMS Only Tier
countries

 

One or more service application binary files integrate an IAP version below v1.8

Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Jordan, Egypt

 

One or more service application binary files integrate an IAP version below v1.8

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