Success has come quickly for Samsung’s line of Android-powered Galaxy S smartphones.
As Enterprise Mobile Today reports, the line of smartphones first available to AT&T and T-Mobile subscribers eclipsed the 1 million-units-shipped threshold last week, a debut that’s sure to attract more than a passing glance from the likes of Apple and Research In Motion.
Earlier this month, Gartner reported that Android-based devices enjoyed the most growth among smartphone units sold in the second quarter, rocketing up from 756,000 units sold to more than 10.6 million in the most recent quarter.
Samsung Electronics this week confirmed that it has shipped more than 1 million of its Galaxy S smartphones since the line debuted in mid-July, an impressive debut that indicates Android-based devices pose a serious threat to both Apple and Research In Motion in the hotly contested and extremely profitable smartphone market.
And those shipments figure to only jump higher later in the week when the Android-based Sprint Epic 4G model is made available on Tuesday.
“Bringing Galaxy S devices to multiple carriers has given Samsung Mobile the opportunity to reach millions of consumers,” Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile, said in a statement. “I am proud of the instant success of the Galaxy S lineup and I am very pleased to announce that because of the support of our carrier partners and loyal customers, we have shipped one million Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market.”