If there's any doubt that Samsung is the current king of Android smartphones (and smartphones in general, as a matter of fact) let it be put to rest here. The company has issued a statement that its Galaxy S and Galaxy S II phones have reached the hands of more than 50 million distributors worldwide. Combine that with an estimated 10 million pre-orders for the brand new Galaxy S III, and you've got what is easily the best-selling line of Android phones ever.
Even assuming rather slow sales since the 300 million figure Google touted in February, that gives the Galaxy S and Galaxy S II the enviable stat of being one out of every six (conservative) or one out of every eight (liberal) estimated Android devices on the planet, including tablets and other Samsung phones. Though not stated in the press release, we can assume that Samsung is including the variants of phones in their figures, like the various US carrier versions and slight upgrades like the Galaxy S II LTE.
The split is heavily weighted towards the new Galaxy S II, with 28 million sales in a single year. In just under two years the original Galaxy S has sold 24 million worldwide. The Galaxy line's biggest mobile member, the Galaxy Note, is sitting pretty with 5 million sales as of about two months ago. With even more excitement for the Galaxy S III, who knows what these figures will look like in another year - HTC, Moto and LG, consider yourselves duly warned.