Samsung is partnering with Axel Springer to develop a news platform exclusive to Galaxy devices

You might have heard: Apple is developing News, an exclusive news service for users of its iOS devices

But did you know: Samsung is partnering with European newspaper publisher Axel Springer to develop “UPDAY,” a news platform that will be exclusive to Samsung’s Galaxy devices. UPDAY is described as “aggregated news content platform,” with stories selected both by an algorithm and a team of news editors. A beta version is set to launch in the Google Play store on Thursday, and will initially be restricted to Galaxy device owners in Germany and Poland, countries where Axel Springer is dominant. If it’s successful, the platform may be rolled out to other markets, which could include elsewhere in Europe and the U.S., by next year.