SK Telecom is a Korean telecom company, so you might be thinking, 'SK Telecom is a company that offers mobile phones and other telecommunication services, so why should I even need a Korean game app to play games online?' The answer is simple - because almost all Korean game apps are region-specific. Now, one can argue that there is no reason that a phone service should only work in one region, but when it comes down to it, this simply isn't the case. Whether you want to play games on your Samsung Galaxy S or any other Android device (including ones running Tizen OS) requires you to have a certain operating system.
So, what makes SK Telecom one of the largest providers of mobile telephony and the company behind the creation of the popular SK Telecom Store? The answer is simple - SK Telecom has created a unique business model that allows them to provide consumers with one store (a virtual one, at that), where they can browse through a collection of their favorite apps and easily download them for a low price. One Store, one platform. Now, you can browse through the Galaxy Apps gallery on one Samsung device and find something that matches your interests, like music apps or new releases, while simultaneously downloading the relevant game for free. It's that easy!
SK Telecom CEO Heo Kang-Jong recently told the Korean newspaper Joongang Ilbo that the company's upcoming merger with KBS and LG Electronics would help the company "upside down" its mobile carrier ambitions. In response to this comment, some local mobile carriers said that the merging of two companies that control over half of the Android market will result in a monopoly, forcing competitors to create more low-cost apps. However, it looks as if things are about to change for the better. With the recent announcement that KBS and LG would be separating their mobile businesses, it appears as though the company may lose its grip on the Android market. The rise of messaging apps like Weixin, QQQ, and instant messaging alternatives like We chat from China could mean a major shift towards apps dominated by Samsung and LG.