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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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posted on 25 Sep 2011, 17:24 3

36. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Besides all the what ifs apple would sell more anyway you look at it. If android had one phone only it would come no where near it's current sales numbers. Especially considering all the low end cheap androids being sold.

Besides all the issues you listed the smoothness of iOS would stay along with it's great functionality and app store so it would still be a great smartphone OS.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 17:27 2

38. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


So a phone in 2009 outsold a phone in 2007. Why is this even something you would bring up?

It wasn't the same year.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 17:59 1

39. Leodrade (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)


what he is trying to say is that today when you decide to buy a high-end smartphone one of the first things you will decide is which OS your smartphone will have, therefore if you choose iOS you only have one option (two if consider the 3GS as high-end) in the other hand if you choose Android you will have at least 10 options, and all of these compete with each other

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 18:53 2

41. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


the fact remains that it is much harder for an android oem to reach high figures such as the iphone as there is several android oems...now example if the gs2 was the only android device than it would have sold more than it has because there would not be any other handsets with android...if everyother oems also had ios devices than apple may not be reaching such sales by itself as it would be shared by other oem's

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 18:58 3

42. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


thats what we trying to say taco...where saying if from now on if the there was only a single high end android device ie gs2, then it would be selling alot more as there would not be sensation,bionic,evo 3d,photon etc to take sales away from it.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 19:05 5

44. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


You try to split so many hairs in what should be a simple debate it's pathetic. Here is what has been documented; in 74 days Apple sold 1 Million iPhones. In the same amount of time, Motorola sold 1.05 Million Droids, period! That number is higher no matter what year each was made. You said a single Android couldn't sale more then the iPhone. And that just isn't true.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 19:22 2

47. Mr.phone.guy. (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Sep 2011)


Right...but there is only one ios manufacture, so your logic is faulty. you cant count a number of phones that were never sold. or vise versa.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 19:32 2

48. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


All i am saying is that if the sgs2 was the only android phone you dont know if it would sell 550k per year by itself

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 19:35

50. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I personally dont choose between os first i go phone by phone when i walk
Into a store i play with everything then decide.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 19:38 2

51. Mr.phone.guy. (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Sep 2011)


"Let's say Apple started letting other manufacturers use iOS. Don't you think total sales of iOS would go up?"

The iphone is available all over the world so people have a choice in mobile i.s. and the people have spoken. people like options and people worldwide opt to buy android. maybe if apple would do something to refresh their tired old o.s. and hardware people may choose ios.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 19:43 1

53. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


How many phones did Apple sell in 2009 when the 3GS launched? It was over 1 million opening 3 days.

Moto droid wasn't the first android phone. Also genius how much was iPhone selling for in 2007 and how much was droid? What percent of people had smartphones in 2009 compared to 2007?

It wasn't the same market.

Here's your logic. iPhone outsold the original cell phone that was launched so it wins.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 19:44 2

54. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


People don't choose OS they choose phone.

How can you say all these phones don't compete with iPhone. There's not an android market and an iPhone market. There's a smartphone market.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 19:45 1

55. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


So if iOS was available on more carriers in more price ranges it wouldn't sell more? Do you hear yourself?

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 20:16 3

62. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


i said IF

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 20:17 3

63. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


it may sell more it may not...more oems does not always mean more sales

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 20:23

64. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


of course they compete with iphone,wp7,bb etc but unlike bb and ios,android and wp7 manufactures are competing within there own market so if ever a android or wp7 oem achieve sales of this calibre it is amazing...the android market consist of htc,motorola,samsung etc ios markets consist of apple...the smartphone market consist of samsung,htc,apple,motorola etc

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 20:24 2

65. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


when you go through a phone you are going through the os..so if the os does not match your standard you will not get the phone

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 20:50

75. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


More then one os meet my standards. I ussually just go phone by phome. For example when i got an iphone it was between the iphone thunderbolt and droid charge.

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 21:24

80. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


got it...got an ip4 but when went to get my second phone which is the s2, it was between the s2,n8 and sensation...

posted on 25 Sep 2011, 21:54 1

84. biophone (Posts: 1994; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


All great phones

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 00:24 2

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.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 01:27 1

99. Whateverman (Posts: 3283; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Excuses, excuses! You were proven wrong, for like the eight MILLIONTH time now. Do you realize you're disputing MATH!?M Simple addition! It was the first Motorola Droid. Your always saying how the iPhone is just one phone, so keep it simple. Compare phone to and man up and admit when you're wrong!

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 01:29 2

100. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


No one will buy a handset with iOS on it. The mere reason of people patronizing iOS is because only Apple uses it/

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 07:02

108. remixfa (Posts: 14327; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that was a disingenuous statement.

the top android phones are almost all high end phones except for the Optimus, but that phone is availible on every carrier in the world for free to cheap.

Everything else on the list is droids, galaxys, evos and the like.
If Android had just 1 super spec'ed phone a year that had tight google controls, it would probably sell just as much as it does now. Heck, take 20% off the sales, and you STILL have almost DOUBLE what the iphone does.

Why? Because you would be ERASING every fake complaint that you can think of? Update lag? gone. Splintering? Gone. Force closes due to app incompatibility? Gone. Google's constantly adding new features? In turbo mode.

You would give it every advantage that the iphone has, and yet keep all the features that android has. Again, if that were the case and they were on even footing, why would anyone choose iOS over Android for the same money?

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 07:04

109. remixfa (Posts: 14327; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


taco, i sell phones, they choose OS.

They ask.. whats the latest Android offerings... let me see windows phone 7... hows that new blackberry?

only people that read up on the subject come in asking about a specific phone.

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 11:20

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

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 11:47

117. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


whay are you only bring in up day 74.. sales continued right?... so overall I after day 74, day 80 a year..etc.. the og iphone outsold the og droid... it sold faster than the iphone but doesnt mean it sold more than the iphone i am surprised Sniggly which is good at number.. ( only when in favors I guess) hasnt seen that.... but people realized the Droid brand is pathethic compare to the quality of Apple...

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 11:49

118. remixfa (Posts: 14327; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and like always, your an idiot with nothing to add to the conversation. thanks for remaining true to yourself, gallito... lol

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 11:50

119. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I sell phones and I when people ask to but the phone they referred to the brand.. not the OS... tehy will trow in that the phone has Android but thats not why the person went to buy... which is different... you will never hear.. " i want a IOS phone"...

posted on 26 Sep 2011, 13:31

124. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Verizon hasn't put the DROID brand on every Android phone they've sold. The Fascinate, Continuum, Citrus, Devour, Ally, and the Optimistic phone they sold (can't recall what they called it right now) never carried the DROID branding. And DROID phones still sell. They just aren't as explosive as the original was.

And we'll see what happens with the iPhone 5.

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