Samsung says it has sold 30 million Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy S II handsets globally
0. phoneArena 24 Oct 2011, 14:02 posted on
Samsung announced today that it has sold a combined total of 30 million copies of the Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung Galaxy S II handsets; the Samsung Galaxy S was launched in 2010 and has rung up nearly 20 million units which makes it the highest selling mobile device in the history of the Korean manufacturer...
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28. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Yep, me, too, and unless I switch carriers or one of the newer phones comes to AT&T, I plan on getting the SGS2.
83. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
It will be a matter of time before the ZTE's or Huawei's of the world start producing knockoffs for hundreds less. Right now ZTE is producing a 4.3" android smartphone that can be bought for $250 (for Boost customers on Sprint's network).
Next year, I wouldn't be surprise to see ZTE or Huawei phones that have comparable features for the Samsung's Galaxy line. By then, Samsung will have the learned the bitter medicine of someone copying their technology without paying for it.
90. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
if ZTE can pull off the usability of touchwiz + the power of exynos + the beauty of SA-HD, then go them.
until then, you are talking out of your butt.
2. GoodFella (Posts: 112; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Did they not announce this a week or so ago??? Count me in as one of those 30 Million!
69. Ivan6479 (Posts: 249; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Yup your right. It looks like the writers over at PhoneArena need to have a little better communication or at least have one person that approves the stories before they are published, so they already know what is already out there and what isn't. This is a prime example of piss poor communication.
3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4848; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Well with the quality & innovation of the Samsung Galaxy line of phones, naturally it will sell VERY well. The Samsung Galaxy S II is an incredible phone. This makes me imagine what the Samsung Galaxy S III will be like, because the Samsung Galaxy S II was leaps & bounds better than the Samsung Galaxy S. Samsung plain & simple makes a GREAT product, HANDS DOWN!
8. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Agree with most of your post except innovation. What example can you give of Samsung innovating.
I have lots of them copying
21. cr8tive007 (Posts: 53; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
no he can't help himself.... he is a negative being. Can't be happy for anyone. I have a mission to get everyone to boycott TACO until he learns to be cooperative. If no one responds to him he'll get lonely and behave better. He needs to be left alone and put in the corner. So please peeps, don't respond to taco AT ALL!
On a personal note, 30 million phones sold? Holy SH*T! Way to go Samsung!!!
22. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
As he responds to me. Fandroids lolol
16. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Do the words SUPER AMOLED PLUS\HD even strike a chord in your diluted partially dissolved remnant of your brain?
Or is it the fact that they managed to pack the fastest and most powerful smartphone in mid 2011 inside a 4.3 inch screened device, an 8MP camera - and make it thinner than the iPhone 4 in every area except that said camera lens and the chin on the bottom (for stability)?
Or maybe it's their unique touch-wiz experience on their phone?
But no, of course not. /Super Amoled Sarcasm.
27. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
"unique touch-wiz" hahahaha maybe you haven't been following the news. Touchwiz is getting samsung banned
61. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
well touchwiz has quite unique features
19. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4848; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
The Super AMOLED, the Super AMOLED +, & the Super AMOLED HD screens. Apple didn't innovate the display with the Retina display, that was LG my good man. Also the best dual-core chip in the world is the Samsung Exynos. You know the dual-core from the iPhone 4S is from Samsung right? Also their design, making excellent, durable, & thin devices. I mean what did Samsung copy & from who? Please don't say Apple because Apple copies everyone. Can you say the LG Prada? & if they can't copy then they buy so they can keep up with Android. Can you say Siri?
25. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Higher specs don't make innovation. I don't know about the display. Did Samsung actually develop the super amoled technology? If so that can be called innovation.
Bigger screen or faster processor isn't innovation and they don't make android so that would not be innovation either.
34. ilia1986 (unregistered)
Okay taco. Let's hear you then.
What did Apple make that is so innovative? Can you even name one thing?
36. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
graphic display on pc with mouse
ipod still dominates mp3 player industry
iPhone - changed the smartphone forever
Now I already know all the comebacks Apple didn't invent it or took it from someone etc. Fact is no one invents a product all by themselves. Everyone takes something from previous generations and works in collaboration with others.
Fact is Apple had the vision and brought a finished product to market. Heck there was no tablet market before Apple even though there were tablets.
44. ilia1986 (unregistered)
So Apple's innovation is to.. expand existing markets? Because there was a MP3 player market before the iPod. A PC market before the Apple 1. A slate market before the iPad. Etc etc.
So Apple - thanks to it's unique status as the most popular consumer electronics company in the world - thanks to countless loyal customers who do nothing but buy Apple products regardless of price or quality - is "innovative" because it sells its products in EXISTING markets - and because of its unique status as the most popular consumer electronics company in the world - thanks to countless loyal customers who do nothing but buy Apple products regardless of price or quality - these EXISTING markets suddenly greatly expand.
That's not innovation taco. It's the furthest thing from it, in fact. It's good old marketing and customer deception. It's been there since the invention of money. Apple just does it better. That's all.
50. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
apples fans believe regardless who invented it,if you mainstream a product then it means you also invented it lol
62. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Apple was not very popular at all when they came out with the iPod. It was just much better than anything else available.
Apple also wasn't popular when they started selling pc's
65. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
was not talking about the popularity of apple.as we know with microsoft you dont need to be a popular company to have your products to be popular.for some odd reason it is believed by some that apple invented everything they put out which is far from the truth
74. bucky (Posts: 2619; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
taz, apple has a way of bringing a finished product to the market-not necessarily invent it.
give credit where credit is due...
-everyone made fun of the ipad and called it uselss...now all of a sudden everyone wants a piece and bigging up their own tablet...
-there were mp3 players but useless, tedius and slow ones. ipod made everything easy and usable.
-i always hear how front facing camera's were there in your 10 years old nokia, but nobody used it! why? because is was brutal. Now, every android phone is a failure if it doesnt have one. Hell, android still hasnt found a suitable competitor to face time.
-why is everyone fighting over how thin a phone is this year? because apple claimed the LAST YEAR!
-a big one everyone forgets is multitouch. Nobody bothered to implement it properly until the iphone showed u it was usefull!
-app store. nokia had one first but i cant remember "apps" being popular or as colorfull untill the appstore came out.
The SGS2 is CLEARLY a copy of the apple iphone from head to toe. I own one and love it but even i can admit it.
Geez, android owners on this website are extremely insecure...
Well done sammy.
46. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
Again, your ignorance is insulting to the other members of this site. Xerox PARC Star, Alto sounds familiar?
Are you going to say now Xerox also stole from Apple?
"Well, Steve, I think there’s more than one way of looking at it. I think it’s more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it."
-- Bill Gates
85. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Look up the legal doctrine / definition of "sweat equity" -- that will answer your complaints against Apple regarding Parc & Xerox.
Recall Steve Jobs was invited to see Parc's R&D efforts and that Steve Job came back to visit again with more Apple employees. Somehow, these facts are always omitted in a slam against Steve Jobs and Apple.
"Steve Jobs had co-founded Apple Computer in 1976. The first popular personal computer, the Apple 2, was a hit - and made Steve Jobs one of the biggest names of a brand-new industry. At the height of Apple's early success in December 1979, Jobs, then all of 24, had a privileged invitation to visit Xerox Parc.
And they showed me really three things. But I was so blinded by the first one I didn't even really see the other two. One of the things they showed me was object orienting programming they showed me that but I didn't even see that. The other one they showed me was a networked computer system...they had over a hundred Alto computers all networked using email etc., etc., I didn't even see that. I was so blinded by the first thing they showed me which was the graphical user interface. I thought it was the best thing I'd ever seen in my life. Now remember it was very flawed, what we saw was incomplete, they'd done a bunch of things wrong. But we didn't know that at the time but still though they had the germ of the idea was there and they'd done it very well and within you know ten minutes it was obvious to me that all computers would work like this some day.
It was a turning-point. Jobs decided that this was the way forward for Apple.
Founder, PARC Place Systems
He came back and I almost said asked, but the truth is, demanded that his entire programming team get a demo of the Smalltalk System and the then head of the science centre asked me to give the demo because Steve specifically asked for me to give the demo and I said no way. I had a big argument with these Xerox executives telling them that they were about to give away the kitchen sink and I said that I would only do it if I were ordered to do it cause then of course it would be their responsibility, and that's what they did.
The mouse is a pointing device that moves a cursor around the display screen.
Adele and her colleagues showed the Apple programmers an Alto machine running a graphical user interface.
A selected window displays above other windows much like place a piece of paper on top of a stack on a desk.
The visitors from Apple saw a computer that was designed to be easy to use, a machine that anybody could operate and find friendly...even the French."
71. Ivan6479 (Posts: 249; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
Taco you are a prime example of an iTard and this post proves just how blind you are. Lets be honest here the only thing Apple is truly great at is marketing and you have proved just that. They have you so sucked in to what little it is they now have to offer that you are willing to waste your time and everyone else on here with your useless banter. Everyone on here clearly cares very little about what you have to say, so why don't you go back to playing your video games or whatever else it is that you do with your free time that clearly keeps you sheltered to reality. :) iTard
39. tedkord (Posts: 11996; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Yes, they did develop the Super Amoled + tech. They also license ARM processor tech and turn out the Exynos processors, which are generally faster than the competition.
The only part of TouchWIZ that is in any way iPhone-like is the app tray, which looks like iOS main screen a bit. Otherwise, totally different. (And with WinMo, unuseable. But that's a different story)
51. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
No. Apple developed Super AMOLED. When Jobs was sleeping, Samsung's Lee Jae-yong stole the display under the bed of Jobs and put that into Galaxy. I saw that personally. I told Jobs to call the police. Stupid thing, there was no connection in the iPhone. He was holding it wrong.
53. Johnny_Mnemonic (Posts: 240; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Good one rd holding it wrong jajajajajajaja
23. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)
and i can see lots of copies with apple but of course you will deny as usual