Samsung Galaxy S II hits the 10 million sold mark with no help from the U.S.
0. phoneArena 25 Sep 2011, 14:25 posted on
The sizzling hot Samsung Galaxy S II has sold 10 million units world-wide one month faster than it took the original Galaxy S to hit that mark; as amazing as that sounds, the 10 million units sold in 6 months does not include the U.S. market...
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1. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
It's just as taco predicted! All of us "Phandroids" are weeping because of the poor sales of the GS2. Only 10 million sold! This must be the biggest flop in cell phone history, huh? Right below the Kin phones. Oh, the agony. Sniggly, remix, Evo...what are we going to do??? Whyyyyyyy????!!!!
2. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
and that doesnt even count a single american sale.
not too shabby for a "flop".. lol
96. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)
Let's wait till next year then let's add the american sales on what kind of fail our SGS2 is.
115. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Apple will sell that in less then a month... besides the SGSII was been out since June?... wow it doesnt take much to impress you guys... cant believe there still picking on the iphone4 that has been out about a year an a half ago... hmmm just give it a week and see those 10 millions fall within a month... and with no help from any other country... just in the US...
3. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 111; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
10 Million is a lot with all of the other android phones that you can pick from an the phone is not cheap an also not sold in USA
14. Dreamep (unregistered)
Actually it is sold in the USA - international unlocked version.
6. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I propose that as a symbolic action of our agony - we go to the nearest Apple store and burn it down. And then laugh all night. :)
10. brant (Posts: 24; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)
I think the USA can add at least 5 mill to that number... Android growth as whole is just impressive.
22. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
im willing to bet they pass 20 million sold before they discontinue it.. maybe 30.
Not bad for a phone that has 100 other choices with the same OS to compete with. I wonder what it would be if they only had 1 phone..
oh yea, 550k activations a day. woops.. lol
4. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
glad i could be one of those sales :)
one of the best things i could buy :)
11. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
as i said android manufacturers seem to be getting better at it, Samsung has learned from some of his past mistakes and developed a better campaign and a much better support for some of its flashgrip devices, hopefully the lead programs helps them update those devices faster and give better support
15. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
if HTC blinks for a second they might become second place in the ranks of android manufacturers
23. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they already are. saleswise, Samsung has been the #1 manufacturer for the better part of a year. They are just about to over take apple as the #1 smartphone maker.
136. Goldeneye (Posts: 419; Member since: 22 Jan 2011)
Well not too fast the real test about that great support that your talking about it'll be when how long it'll take Samsung to update all these millions of sold phones to ICS, nice sales but after the sale Samsung is not the best and you all know that, just saying
5. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 111; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)
Still Rocking my original SGS an still happy Samsung>Apple
81. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Yep, I have my Captivate with 2.3.4 and a ton of free games and other cool crappolla......
7. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
lol taco, where are you? i know this is gonna be hard on you, it got 10 million sales, but... not a single one in the US. Considering many people will get it, i expect that number to only get higher :D
8. edpad90 (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
Getting mine on sunday!!!! I really want to see the number sales in USA once all of them have dropped to their respective carrier.
9. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
10 million with out Any US sales is amazing...to sell that many with all the other great android phones is great just imagine if this was the only high end android phone...the sales would be even more spectacular....no wonder apple want them banned...it all makes sense.
12. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 468; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
I never understood why ppl care so much about what an item sells. You get no profit from it. If you like the item, then great. Support it. I like apple and Android and I will be getting the gs2 for ATT next week and the next iPhone. I could care less what either sell.
13. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
Considering that there are so many highend android device..for the gs2 to reach 10 million is amazing...imagine this was the only available high end android device...it would have sold even more...that's why iPhone reaches such sales each quater because if you want ios you have to get iPhone where as if you want android you can get any number of devices...thats what makes this even more amazing...
21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
This is a dumb argument. iPhone competes with android phones just like android phones compete with each other.
24. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
and if there was just 1 android phone, it would be selling 550k devices a day.. more than double what the iphone is activating at.
25. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
If there was only one android it wouldnt eve be close to that number that's where your logic is faulty. The reason google is taking the multiple manufacturer approach is that it gives them volume.
I'll give you an example. Let's say Apple started letting other manufacturers use iOS. Don't you think total sales of iOS would go up?
29. Whateverman (Posts: 3269; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Don't forget, the OG Droid outsold the the iPhone when it hit VZW. So your argument doesn't hold water either.
And if Apple were allowed other manufactures to use iOS, I don't think it would do too well. Simply because it wouldn't be an iPhone. Many people want the status that come with having that Apple logo on their phones.
32. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
The original Droid hit the 1 million mark faster than the original iPhone did. So yes, it outdid the original iPhone's numbers.
33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
So was the original droid the first android phone?
95. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
The original Droid was not the first Android phone, but it was the first one that had a significant push as an iPhone killer. Up until then Android did its own thing, and then there was a marketing blitz from Verizon for the Droid. They hadn't put that much effort into marketing a phone since the original Storm.
And the iPhone wasn't the first mobile Apple device, btw. I remember when it came out; Apple was already famous for the iPod line, and had singlehandedly blasted apart the MP3 player market. So by that point Apple already had a lot of visibility, and people expected the iPhone to be pretty kickass as well, considering the features it had compared to a normal run of the mill flip phone of the time. So there was a lot of expectation and hype surrounding it.
Now, on the other hand, even without a media frenzy surrounding it, the G1 racked up 1 million sales in about six months itself. The original Droid sold 1.05 million units in the same amount of days as the original iPhone took to reach 1 million flat. Granted, by then the 3GS had sold 1.6 million in its first week, but the Droid did the job of bringing Android into the spotlight as a great alternate OS to iOS and Blackberry OS.
116. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
Sniggly perfect that you brought the Droid up... yes they marketed well the Droid. it sold well .. but where is the Droid brand now?... if verizon wants to sell a phone they put they Droid brand even though is crappy phone like the Droid Charge.. back in 2007 the Droid meant something.. now that they milked it .. Droid means nothing... and hardly sells... so yes it sold more faster than the iphone.. but the iphone is still standing.. where is Droid now?... the mother of al machines..... you are about to meet .. the daddy of all machines.....in a week