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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109. remixfa (Posts: 14151; 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.
119. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; 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"...
137. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
you sell phones? No wonder people think sales reps are idiots. No they dont come in looking for the latest "iOS" phone because iOS only drops one phone a year. They do however come in looking for the latest Android phone, WP7 phone, samsung phone. Only those in the know come in asking for a particular phone.. that was my point.
50. biophone (Posts: 1896; 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.
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
75. biophone (Posts: 1896; 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.
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...
16. Mike (unregistered)
Nice that you are selling a lot of phone but maybe here in the US you should address the issue a lot of people are having with LOS (Loss of Service) issues. I for one have had nothing but issues with SG2ET in both Wifi and Cell service. That was with stock and thought maybe rooting would help and it didnt. Im about ready to throw this phone through the window and get back to my Evo. Forums all over are dealing with the problem with neither Sprint or Samsung have come out to say anything. I did talk to my Sprint manager friend and asked him if any other Samsung phones had these issues. Apparently the Galaxy S on Sprint for well known to have reception issues. Seems they carried over to the galaxy 2.
17. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Compare this to about 20 million iPhones sold per quarter, and you basically have the Samsung Galaxy S II selling at 25% of the rate of TOTAL IPHONE SALES, without even hitting the U.S. yet. Assuming that iPhone 3GS sales make up about half of all iPhone sales (which they still seem to do) that means that the Galaxy S II is selling right now at about half the rate of the iPhone 4 without a significant U.S. launch, and its sales are accelerating.
This is why Apple is trying its hardest to stop the GSII from launching everywhere.
49. iwebdroidberry7 (Posts: 230; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)
Seeing as though they've MOVED 10 Million and not SOLD, this is inaccurate. And the 3GS making up half of iPhone sales was pulled straight from your bottom.
94. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Incorrect, this article says "sold."
Furthermore, my estimate isn't completely baseless; the iPhone 3GS is still listed as a best seller behind the iPhone 4. Its sales figures are a significant fraction of Apple's total iPhone sales. Even if you do add up two models to the SGS II's one model, 25 percent is still significant for a model that has a million other devices to compete with.
110. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
actually its not, there were reports pulled a few months ago that stated that the 3gs is still 49% of all apple sales. Guess that whole "android users are cheap" arguement is false huh? We buy $300 phones, while u buy $50 phones. :)
120. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
calm down Sniggly.. the SGSII has been available in Sprint for about a week now... and please show me figures in sales in the US of the "best phone in the planet".. please... that phone is overrated (not in specs, but we all know by now that specs dont sell).. people are already waiting for the Prime, Vigor. RZR,, etc...
125. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Um, Gallito...what are you babbling about?... I didn't make any statements on the quality of the GS2....I just showed a comparison of how well it's selling...so there...
127. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
ok lets explain... " the Galaxy S II is selling right now at about half the rate of the iPhone 4"... you area smart guy.. people wont buy the iphone4 because we are days away for the new device is launching... c'mon.. you are comparing Apples with Oranges.. compare the iphone 4 with the SG! sop we can be fair or wait a week and then compare the SGSII with the iphone 5...
131. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Incorrect, sales of the iPhone 4 have only been increasing quarter over quarter, according to Apple. You'd know this if you looked at their numbers. (quite frankly I find this to be a little suspicious, but hey.)
18. andro. (Posts: 1971; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
apple will sue phonearena over posting such blasphemous news
19. snowgator (Posts: 3289; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
What impresses me the most isn't it's numbers compared to the iPhone. (I truly believe iPhone users do not care what any other device is or does.) It is the fact that these numbers are in spite of HTC and other Android manufacturers also fighting for the rest of the market. HTC and Motorola have both seen their sales climb, and any number of Android manufacturers (ZTE for example) are growing well in their own markets as well. And the SGS2 is still just in a world of it's own. They are going to sell gangbusters here in the states.
20. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Great sales numbers. I'm sure samsung is happy. Copying the most popular phone in the world is obviously working as a strategy.
The real test will be how this phone sells head to head against the iPhone. It looks like they'll launch about the same time stateside.
27. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Yes, because if you've paid attention you'd know that Touchwiz is actually starting to move away from similarities to iOS, and anyone who holds the GSII and the iPhone side by side can see multiple differences.
And the GSII is launching now, so it'll have about a month head start on the iPhone. We all know the iPhone will outsell the Bible, but that's not the point now is it? The point is that the GSII is a very popular phone in its own right.
28. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 461; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)
But your fully admitting that Samsung blatantly copied Apple. Like I said I could care less but Samsung clearly couldn't come up with their own ideas.
30. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
They actually did some good work on Touchwiz that sets it apart from iOS. They only did two things that could be construed as copying: they made the icons in the app drawer look similar and they made the launcher present in the app drawer.
Now with newer versions of Touchwiz you'll notice that the app icons look more like typical Android ones and not at all like iOS anymore, which leaves the app drawer launcher functionality. Ooh, such a HUGE copying job there.
35. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
they get similar colored icons and yea, like sniggs said, the app drawers run the same. Thats it. not ALL of touchwiz acts like an apple.. in fact, 95% of it does not. unlike apple, touchwiz is much more than just an app launcher. I know you iOS only people dont get that point as you have never had that kind of funtionality, but there is much more depth to a phone than an icon color.
The day apple stops blatantly copying android, you can point fingers. How about that. Which is worse, poaching a color pallet for a few apps, or poaching functionality?
37. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Android has stolen way more from iOS than vice versa.
What is this great depth of functionality you speak of?
Only thing I can think of iOS has taken is notifications.
40. ph00ny (Posts: 606; Member since: 26 May 2011)
since you wanted to play this game. iOS stole more from Palm OS/Winmo than android did from iOS
pretty much the entire iOS is an app drawer
57. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Is that why winmo and palm had to redo their entire OS when iOS came out?
43. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
everyone takes ideas from one another,if taking ideas was not allowed then the industry would not be where it is now....
45. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Can you give examples of what Android stole? I'm really interested.
56. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Pinch to zoom
Just to name a few. Are you guys really this dense that you think everything android is original?
61. tacoooo (unregistered)
let's not forget what ios copied
yeah if your going to name dumb things i will too
69. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)
tacoooo. You beat me to it. Good job though!
@taco50. Interesting little fact for
74. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Interesting fact for you, the XV 6900 on VZW had a touchscreen that required a sideways "gesture" to navigate through the home screens. Might wanna take that off the list.
97. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
That came out after the iPhone. Get it together please.
76. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
I gave you notification bar. 2007 iPhone had multitasking
Wem you asked for an example and you respond with nonsense
78. tacoooo (unregistered)
sorry let me rephrase
copied multitasking for 3rd party apps (barely too, i might add)
89. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)
That's weird, Aplenty seems to think that they added multi tasking into iOS according to their own website. Maybe you should drop Steve an email to remind him how he invented multi tasking way back in 2007.
93. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Even tacooo knows this. All native apps multitasked on the original iPhone so it had multitasking. Once the app store was launched Apple didn't allow it on 3rd party apps. This was a choice by Apple. Multitasking had existed forever on pc so it was not a new concept.
Get it together fandroids
133. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)
You are so sad. Apple even tells you that you're wrong and you just keep insisting it's us. Like I said, seek help!
106. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)
wtf?? 2007 iPhone has multitasking? That's weird because today's iphone doesn't even have "proper" multitasking.
67. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Many ios gestures where seen on prior ios devices on samsumgs defense, also nokia sued apple over gestures too even if they kept and agreement nokia had gestures patented. Sorry I don't think android is original but rather did what ios did took what it though it was useful and added their own stuff
72. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
no os is ever original...there will always be somethings that are same or similar and they are normally what consumers expect to find in there phone...
77. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Os's add features they know average users will need that where proven on other os. Then improve them and the cycle continues is and endless circle or taking and upgrading, it's why I love copyleft agreements, everyone wins
68. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
and are you really dense to think that everything in ios is original...what gestures does ios have just wondering cause i cant find any on my iphone 4...also do you think that the iphone 4 is original...lol look at the lg prada and its front and back is all black and the sides are silver also just like iphone 4 that came out years later...the iphone is just made of different materials...point is apple also take ideas but for some reason its alright for apple to take ideas but not others to take ideas from apple...everyone copies ideas from one another and improves on that idea...thats just how things work...and when a standard is formed which is what consumers want then others will use that standards too..example apple popularized touch screen and pinch to zoom so others have been making phones with touchscreen etc...same with how ota updates and notification system have been made popularized by others,apple has taken them and put it in there os as it seen standard...see how i did not say stolen
71. protozeloz (Posts: 5381; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
If we argue even deeper then everyone copied, apple added features other smartphones had but we cry when other smartphones add features apple has, pretty one sided eh?
73. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
thats what i have been trying to say but some cant accept that apple also takes features
83. biophone (Posts: 1896; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Great post. I agree about copying features its just design companies should be original with.
92. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6732; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
YOU'RE A BTCH and a ass kisser to Steve Jobs. And APPLE DIDN'T INVENT THE TOUCH SCREEN THEY re revolutionize IT
107. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)
To be honest, gestures were on LG touch screen devices before the iphone came out, so apple copied LG
111. remixfa (Posts: 14151; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
android uses a different subsystem for pinch to zoom. apple tried to sue for that a while ago and it didnt stick.
apple didnt invent gestures, nor kinetic scrolling. making it popular doesnt make it invented.
and BTW, android uses hundreds more gestures than apple. most any that have been added by apple recently are "borrowed" from android. get your facts straight.
66. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
so when android copies its stolen but when ios copies its taken?
79. Mr.phone.guy. (Posts: 13; Member since: 25 Sep 2011)
Do people forget, palm was the first touch screen phone? Apple stole from palm.
58. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3042; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Wow taco just can't accept there are better products than the iPhone.
121. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)
please tell me what you mean by better?.. specs?...sales?... appeal to a consumer??.. al of different things.. please explain.. specially when you compared it to a year and half phone.. because if that is the case the iphone 4 has sold more than the SGSII.. correct
128. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
there are better phones spec and feature wise
60. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Whatever man you have to stop drinking the Verizon cool aid
90. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I would have given you a different carriers devices, but I admit I am not as familiar with other provider's older phones.
70. Heatfan316 (Posts: 453; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
There is no phone on the market that can compete in a side by side comparison with sgs2, it does everything faster, smoother and better then any other phone and over ten million units sold is a direct result if this.