Samsung Electronicsclaims that Galaxy S, the company's showpiece Android-based smartphone, has crossed the 10 million-sold threshold seven months after it launched.
The milestone puts Samsung among the vanguard manufacturers backing Google's white-hot Android platform, which is the second largest mobile OS in the world behind Symbian, according to analysts.
According to Samsung, four million Galaxy S units have been sold in North America, with 2.5 million sold in Europe and two million sold in Asia.
"The Galaxy S is the result of our 22-year heritage in the mobile industry," said J.K. Shin, president and head of the mobile communications business at Samsung Electronics, in a statement.
"It is the realization of our concept of 'the Smart Life' -- we wanted to make users' lives more convenient, more exciting and more integrated. Today's milestone shows that we have succeeded: 10 million Galaxy S users around the world are living the Smart Life."
Shin added that Samsung is selling more than 1.4 million Galaxy S devices per month.
Galaxy S was first introduced by Samsung at CTIA Las Vegas in March 2010, and strong word-of-mouth, solid reviews and customer embrace of Android devices propelled it to a spot among the coolest smartphones of 2010.
Galaxy S was released on all four of the major U.S. carriers last year, under different names, such as Sprint's Epic 4G and Verizon's Fascinate. Though each version has slightly different features, each includes a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and a 1 Ghz processor, 5-megapixel camera, 2 GB of storage and support for Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.
Samsung's strength with the Android platform should come into sharper focus in 2011, as its Samsung Galaxy Tab -- an Android-based rival to Apple's mighty iPad -- looks to gain traction among tablet customers. Samsung has not released initial sales figures for the Galaxy Tab, which launched in November.
This article originally appeared at crn.com
Issue: 334 | December 2014
Access CRN's extensive online resources including; email bulletins, community discussions and unique online news.
Processing registration... Please wait.
This process can take up to a minute to complete.
A confirmation email has been sent to your email address - SUPPLIED GOES EMAIL HERE. Please click on the link in the email to verify your email address. You need to verify your email before you can log on to the CRN website or start posting comments on articles.
If you do not receive your confirmation email within the next few minutes, it may be because the email has been captured by a junk mail filter. Please ensure you add the domain '@crn.com.au' to your white-listed senders.