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Samsung S3 is a major success

When it comes to the most popular Android smartphones on the market, Samsung traditionally has held that honor. Samsung has announced that it has sold more than 20 million Galaxy S III smartphones in the device's first 100 days of availability. 
The S3 launched at the end of May and according to Samsung the device has sold at rate of about 200,000 units per day. The S3 reached the 20 million sold mark about three times faster than its predecessor the S2, and about six times faster than the original Galaxy S. Samsung offered details breaking down the 20 million number by country.
According to the manufacturer 6 million of the sales came in Europe, 4.5 million units were sold in Asia, 4 million units were sold in North America, and 2.5 million were sold in Korea. While sales of the S3 reached the 20 million mark quicker than the two previous S devices, the S3 still has a way to go to match raw sales numbers for its predecessors.
So far, the S2 has sold 28 million units, and the original S has sold 24 million units as of this June.
A Samsung spokesperson said, "Galaxy S III is for non-technical people to evolve and in smart phones the global smartphone market. [Samsung] is making a few changes to the [smartphone] and will try our best to provide a special experience for consumers to differentiate continuous innovation through the creation of products in the future."

Source: Newswire

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RE: Good for them
By Tony Swash on 9/6/2012 10:31:47 AM , Rating: -1
I see the fools are out in force again.

I want Apple to succeed, grow, expand and continue to proper for many years to come. In order for that to happen others, least of all Android, don't have to fail.

I think the Android model (fragmented product design and assembly by committee) rarely if ever produces great products and on the whole Android devices and the Android device experience is inferior to iOS. But that's just my opinion.

I don't care what phones or computers other people use, it's up to them. For some people Android, or Windows 8 in all it's incarnations for that matter, may well be the best choice. On the whole people make the right choices for themselves or if they make a bad choice they learn and adjust their buying preferences.

Both iOS and the Android will be around and be important and be used by hundreds of millions of people for many years to come. I am not so sure you can say that about Windows in it's mobile version.

Android has failed in tablets and I don't expect much from Windows 8 in tablets (except possibly in the enterprise market), so I expect Apple to dominate the tablet market and for the tablet market to eclipse the desktop market.

Apple and Samsung will continue to consolidate their places as the two big players that really matter. Apple will continue to grow and will consolidate it's place as the most important tech company.

What Samsung does with it's dominance in the Android world will be very interesting, they are essentially what Android is at the moment, everybody else in the Android world are really just bit players in comparison. How will they use that dominance and where will they go and and how will they compete with the emerging Chinese Android OEMs? Will Samsung fork Android and dump Google? Such interesting times.

I expect Android to fragment more, and fork, and for Google to have even less control over the OS it created. I expect Google to readjust it's mobile strategy at some point in the next few years, Android is not meeting Google's strategic needs in mobile, or at least not meeting them very well, at the moment. Google's revenues are still threatened by the rise of the mobile/app internet versus the desktop/browser internet. They need to do something.

RE: Good for them
By retrospooty on 9/6/2012 10:46:49 AM , Rating: 2
I expect you to post more uneducated Apple biased drivel like above.

You do have a very interesting view of things. Your world must be an odd place, worshiping one company like that and letting it cloud your objectivity and view of other tech companies, the products they make, and the people that buy them.

RE: Good for them
By Tony Swash on 9/6/12, Rating: 0
RE: Good for them
By sprockkets on 9/6/2012 11:49:22 AM , Rating: 3
I don't have any feelings, positive or negative towards Android customers. How could I?

Bullsht. You spend all your time here posting every negative article about android you can while posting only positive stuff about apple.


RE: Good for them
By Cheesew1z69 on 9/6/2012 12:02:55 PM , Rating: 1
No shit right? He honestly believes what he says. So delusional it's not even funny.

RE: Good for them
By retrospooty on 9/6/2012 12:04:22 PM , Rating: 2
exactly !!!

I have no feeling on the matter, but I had to come in on an article about how may Androids are selling and post my diatribe on how Apple is better.

RE: Good for them
By inperfectdarkness on 9/6/2012 1:15:57 PM , Rating: 2
...i'm not saying it was aliens.....

...but it was aliens.

RE: Good for them
By retrospooty on 9/6/2012 12:08:14 PM , Rating: 2
I dont hate Apple. It may seem that way to you because you love them do much and I prefer Android, but that preference is based on current products and specs and the benefots of the OS itself over IOS... I do hate the 2 faced lawsuits, but not them or their products. I just post counter to you because you are way too overbearingly Apple biased.

Your "hard on" for Apple makes you great comic relief though... I'll give you that. It's like watchign a clown perform.

RE: Good for them
By spread on 9/6/2012 6:14:41 PM , Rating: 2
Find a hobby or get a dog. At least a dog can love you back. Apple is a company that makes products, and your fetishism and projection towards these products is incredibly unhealthy and obsessive. If you talked to a therapist you can get yourself an official diagnosis. Everyone is telling you the same thing, guess why?

Crazy old man.

RE: Good for them
By bupkus on 9/6/2012 1:25:17 PM , Rating: 1
I believe Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility was not simply for their patents but to reassert control over Android. When Google released the Nexus 7 it was the first device with Android JB. I bought one not just for the price but for JB and the promise of future Android improvements via updates.

I can't say which way Samsung will go with their OS but I don't expect them to separate from the Android trunk. To differentiate too much means taking additional programming burden on themselves. Additionally, their unequivocal rejection of webOS shows they don't want their own OS.

Rather, I see Samsung offering more phones with Windows 8. Unlike you I see MS gradually carving a stronger presence in the mobility market. MS may have started late but they have the resources to correct their stumbling. I expect Samsung to use MS as a protective patent shield for this line of their products.

RE: Good for them
By Samus on 9/6/2012 1:33:45 PM , Rating: 1
If Apple becomes any more successful and grows any larger, there will just be less competition for them to copy from. Eventually they'll hit a glass-ceiling and.

RE: Good for them
By elleehswon on 9/6/2012 2:36:35 PM , Rating: 1
Android has failed in tablets and I don't expect much from Windows 8 in tablets (except possibly in the enterprise market), so I expect Apple to dominate the tablet market and for the tablet market to eclipse the desktop market.

If by failed, you mean regarding market that note, apple has failed in the pc market for the past 20 years.

RE: Good for them
By ven1ger on 9/6/2012 4:04:48 PM , Rating: 1
The only fools are those that like to butt into articles that have nothing to do with their love interest in mind. Now where in the article did it say anything about Apple? It was Apple free but yet, a fool has to interject about Apple. I wouldn't be surprised that you're interjecting your love for Apple in the Nokia/MS articles, but I don't read about those because I have no interest in those products.

If your love interest is with Apple please stay with Apple related articles, and stop posting your sonnets for Apple and stay away from non-Apple articles.

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