There has been alot of buzz surrounding Samsung recently. As one of the charter members of the OHA, their participation in Android as a manufacturer had been very small comparatively. Excitement grew quickly at their announcement of the Galaxy S line, the first line of phones to exist on every carrier in a unique way. Now, with their upcoming release of the Galaxy Tab, and their recent achievements with Divx and the typing world record, it seemed Samsung was reaching a peak of hype and excitement. Well, apparently not, as Samsung just announced they have sold over 1 million handsets, before the full deployment of the Galaxy S could even be realized!
“Bringing Galaxy S devices to multiple carriers has given Samsung Mobile the opportunity to reach millions of consumers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “I am proud of the instant success of the Galaxy S line up and I am very pleased to announce that because of the support of our carrier partners and loyal customers, we have shipped one million Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market. Samsung Mobile looks forward to sharing additional Galaxy S milestones in the future.”
1 million handsets, when they have only released to two of the four carriers, is very exciting. Verizon and Sprint are both due to get their Galaxy treatment soon, and if the success if existing Android phones is any indicator, the Galaxy S will continue to explode with popularity at a rate previously unseen. Pair that with an already extremely hyped Tablet release pending, and Samsung is poised to take a leading roll in the next chapter of Android’s future.