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Country Distribution

  • For freely and commercially distributed themes, the countries in which the themes are actually available to via the Theme Store may differ from those countries selected in the Seller Office due to factors described in this section.
  • Theme distribution is excluded from countries where no devices are sold that are compatible with at least one theme package binary file.
  • The version of In App Purchase SDK (Plasma) for Android™ must be 2.0 or higher to sell in all countries.
  • When one or more Android theme package binary files integrate the IAP versions below, the distribution of commercially distributed themes and freely distributed themes that sell commercial items will be automatically excluded as indicated below during theme submission.
    • IAP version below 2.0: United States of America will be excluded.
    • IAP version below 1.9: Korea will be excluded.
    • 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.

 

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)

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… : (Checkmarked)

Automatically distributed in a new country when Theme Store initially becomes available there.

 

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 theme 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

 

1 or more theme package binary files integrate an IAP version below v1.9

Korea

Price*: (Paid)

1 or more theme package binary files integrate an IAP version 1.9 or lower

China

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

 

China

 

1 or more theme package binary files integrate an IAP version 1.0 or lower

Free Only Group countries

 

1 or more theme package binary files with VOIP=YES

United States of America

 

1 or more theme package binary files integrate an IAP version below v2.0

PSMS Only Tier countries

 

1 or more theme package binary files integrate an IAP version below v1.8

Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Jordan, Egypt

 

1 or more theme package binary files integrate an IAP version below v1.8


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