inform the world that devices like Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G, and Verizon's Samsung Fascinate as having Android 2.2 right now isn't the smartest idea. That is, of course, unless you plan on updating those devices right now.
Tagged: Galaxy S
claiming to have sold 9.3m units of its Galaxy S smartphone - and variants - worldwide, with the company looking forward to passing the 10m mark before the end of the year. 2m of those sales were in Korea, apparently making the Galaxy S the first smartphone to break that milestone (and beating the iPhone to it too). The Galaxy S helped Samsung grab the number one Android smartphone spot in the last quarter. [via TNW]
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just over a month since the white Galaxy S from Samsung landed in the United Kingdom, and now it looks like those in Germany who wished hard enough to get their own version can sigh a sigh of relief. Samsung has just revealed that the device has just been launched in that region. It's available from Samsung directly, or you can purchase the device from Amazon Germany, unlocked, and for a cheaper price tag.
First off the Samsung Nexus S will be available exclusively on T-Mobile, if you're an owner of a Nexus One you've probably grown to accept this and it may not be a major factor in the decision making process. However, if you're a Samsung Galaxy S or any other Android phone owner this may be a factor in your final decision. The Nexus One has been a very favorable device, although its sales were less than impressive it still is one of the most powerful and productive phones on the market. However, with the Nexus S hitting the scene the new official "Google Phone" title has been taken and along with it, much of our focus on the Nexus One will shift to the Nexus S. The internals of the devices are pretty similar both featuring a 1GHz processor. The Nexus S features a 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor while the Nexus One features a 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 Snapdragon. The difference is there and somewhat noticeable but not exactly a deal breaker here. When it comes to storage the Nexus S is limited. Shipping with 16GB internal memory and no microSD card slot you're options are slim when it comes to expansion. The Nexus One has a microSD card slot for additional memory, something that we are wondering why it was left out in the Samsung Nexus S. The rear-facing camera on the Nexus S is a 5.0 megapixel camera with flash, compared to the Nexus One which is also a 5.0 megapixel camera with flash. However, the Nexus S does have an additional camera on the front for video chat. Other than that the devices are incredibly similar, the Nexus S just took what the Nexus One did right and does them all in a better, and faster way - making this the optimal Android handset on T-Mobile US. Have another device? Check out our full comparisons to the Samsung Vibrant, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Captivate, Samsung Fascinate, and unlocked Galaxy S devices over at SlashGear!
Samsung has taken the top spot as the number one Android smartphone provider in the US in Q3 2010, with Gartner finding that the manufacturer's Galaxy S family of handsets had helped it grab 32.1-percent of US sales. That's a considerable step up from Samsung's previous Android sales performance; the company only had 9.2-percent of the market in Q4 2009. According to the press release "the Galaxy S portfolio will be upgraded to the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system in the near future" though there's no more accurate timescale than that. Press Release:
SAMSUNG MOBILE NAMED #1 ANDROID SMARTPHONE PROVIDER BASED ON RETAIL SALES IN U.S. & GALAXY S PORTFOLIO REACHES THREE MILLION SHIPMENTS MILESTONE Independent research from leading industry analyst firm shows Samsung captured top spot in U.S. Android smartphone market in third quarter of 2010 DALLAS, December 3, 2010 — Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced that third party research firm Gartner® reported Samsung as the top Android smartphone provider in terms of sell through to end users in the United States for the third quarter of 20102. According to Gartner, Samsung Mobile captured 32.1 percent of the U.S. Android smartphone market in Q3 2010 based on retail sales, an increase from 9.2 percent of the Android smartphone market in Q4 2009. Samsung Mobile attributes much of the success to its Galaxy S portfolio of premium smartphones, which recently passed the three million shipment milestone in the U.S. Galaxy S smartphones are currently available with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, along with U.S. Cellular and Cellular South. “I want to personally thank everyone who selected a Galaxy S smartphone as their mobile handset of choice. Neither of these wonderful accomplishments would have been possible without the loyalty and support of our customers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy S portfolio has played a significant role in Samsung’s success in 2010 and we are extremely excited to show you what products, services and innovations we have in store for the U.S. market in 2011.” The Samsung Galaxy S portfolio is packed with premium features and services, including a brilliant 4-inch Super AMOLED display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor, Samsung’s Media Hub premium movie and TV programming download service and a full array of entertainment, messaging and social networking capabilities. The Galaxy S portfolio will be upgraded to the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system in the near future. For additional information on the Samsung Galaxy S portfolio, please visit www.samsung.com/galaxys. 1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q3 2010 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports. 2 Number one Android smartphone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported sales data according to Gartner Inc. Competitive Landscape: Mobile Devices, Worldwide, 3Q10 Report (published November 9, 2010 by authors Roberta Cozza, Carolina Milanesi, Anshul Gupta, Hugues J. De La Vergne, Annette Zimmermann, CK Lu, Atsuro Sato and Tuong Huy Nguyen)