The Galaxy S and Galaxy S II set the standard for Android hardware the past 2 years, and the sales numbers really showed it:
Galaxy S reaches 10 million within 6 months
Galaxy S II reaches 10 million in 5 months
Now as the established premier manufacturer of top-tier Android hardware, Samsung has sped to the 10 mil-mark in a scant 2 months. Fueled by the hype, Samsung received over 9 million pre-orders worldwide, and since its May 29th international release, has sold 10 million units.
If we look at the chart above, we can see that the fastest run to 10 million units sold was accomplished all the way back in 2009 by Samsung’s Star, clocking in at 6 months. The Galaxy S II bested that score by a month, but the new record set by the Galaxy S III is not even in the same time zone. To have sold 10 million units in 2 months requires 33,333 units sold or pre-ordered per day, and the fact that its coming only a year after the wildly popular Galaxy S II is even more incredible. Why you ask?
Well usually with a two year contract you end up waiting 2 years before buying another phone, but with the Galaxy S II this just doesn’t seem to be the case. Either people don’t want to wait that extra year, Android’s marketshare is really expanding (and Samsung is gobbling it up), or, people are dropping the competitions phones in favor of Samsung’s hardware.
Is it just me, or are you guys noticing more and more people with Samsung phones in the street as well? Is Samsung going to become the monopoly hardware provider for Android? Tell us what you think in the comments below!
Via The Verge