Samsung's Galaxy S/S II Android Juggernaut Rolls With 30 Million Sold
October 18, 2011 11:13 AM
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Galaxy family lags behind only the iPhone, which has moved over 100 million units over its lifetime.
Samsung Electronics Comp., Ltd. (
) appears to have passed Apple in total smartphone sales to become
the world's top smartphone manufacturer
. Key to that effort has been Google Inc.'s (
) popular Linux-based Android operating system. And leading Samsung's smartphone lineup is the flagship Galaxy S II, which comes in several variants [
The company has
that its global sales of the Galaxy S II and its predecessor, the Galaxy S, have hit 30 million. The company also recently proclaimed the Galaxy S II to be its fastest selling smartphone ever, moving 3 million units in 55 days.
Last month Galaxy S II sales
hit 10 million
, despite weak U.S. carrier support early on.
Launching in April in Samsung's home country of South Korea, the handset reached sales of 1 million in a month and 3 million in 55 days, exclusively within the Korean market. By July, Samsung had moved 5 million Galaxy S II smartphones, as sales had expanded to include European and Japanese carriers.
On September 16 Sprint Nextel Corp. (
) launched the Epic 4G Touch for $199.99 with two year contract, helping propel Samsung's sales higher. And this month AT&T, Inc. (
) finally released a Galaxy S II on October 2 for $199.99 with two-year contract. Last week Deutsche Telekom AG's (
) T-Mobile USA received the model, priced at $229.99 with two-year contract. Now, of the major carriers in the lucrative U.S. market, only Verizon Communications Inc.'s (
) is leaving customers
out in the cold
, when it comes to Galaxy S II loving.
Samsung is growing faster than Apple, Inc. (
), but its flagship Galaxy S franchise still has a ways to go in order to top Apple's single family sales record. As of calendar Q2 2011, the iPhone had sold approximately 100 million units worldwide [
]. Of course the iPhone had a three year head start in sales, with the original Galaxy S only launching last June (2010).
Apple hopes to stifle the success of the Galaxy S family, with its slew of international lawsuits [
] which seek to ban sales of the popular phone.
In related news Samsung is expected to officially unveil its
, the Nexus Prime, tomorrow. The launch was
delayed out of respect
passing of Apple co-founder Steven P. Jobs
. Some argue that Samsung actually made the move not out of respect, but in order to avoid competing with news of the death, which swept the media by storm.
Samsung via BGR
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RE: "Single Family"
10/18/2011 12:19:56 PM
10 years from now they will still be calling it "iPhone"
No, I anticipate they will call it
Phone Mini, PhoneBook, PhoneBook Pro
But not before they come out with a "Bondi Blue" iPhone! :-P
RE: "Single Family"
10/18/2011 2:15:40 PM
No they will just call it the "Phone" and all other manufacturers who make "phones" will be sued.
At the same time Apple will say they invented the Phone and somehow get patents on basic phone functionality.
RE: "Single Family"
10/19/2011 1:21:40 AM
Dilbert says it all:
"I'm an Internet expert too. It's all right to wire the industrial zone only, but there are many problems if other regions of the North are wired." -- North Korean Supreme Commander Kim Jong-il
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