Samsung’s finally atop the Android totem pole (at least here in the states) as they’ve just announced that Gartner’s Q3 research shows them as the number 1 provider of Android smartphones in the United States. I’m not surprised by the news considering you can find their current flagship device – the Samsung Galaxy S – on nearly every major carrier imaginable. (PAYG-exclusive carriers not being counted here.)
This news comes to us just a couple of hours after learning they have reached their goal of selling 1 million Galaxy Tabs worldwide. Samsung’s riding high right now, and you can only expect that they’ll want to keep their foot on the gas. While their name may have been tarnished in the eyes of the technical crowd (the types of folks who read Phandroid, for instance), they’re still offering one of the best line of smartphones in the market today, and their Q3 accomplishment only reaffirms as much. Read on for full press details.
SAMSUNG MOBILE NAMED #1 ANDROID SMARTPHONE PROVIDER BASED ON
RETAIL SALES IN U.S. & GALAXY S PORTFOLIO REACHES THREE MILLION
Independent research from leading industry analyst firm shows Samsung captured
top spot in U.S. Android smartphone market in third quarter of 2010
DALLAS, December 3, 2010 — Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced that third party research firm Gartner® reported Samsung as the top Android smartphone provider in terms of sell through to end users in the United States for the third quarter of 20102. According to Gartner, Samsung Mobile captured 32.1 percent of the U.S. Android smartphone market in Q3 2010 based on retail sales, an increase from 9.2 percent of the Android smartphone market in Q4 2009.
Samsung Mobile attributes much of the success to its Galaxy S portfolio of premium smartphones, which recently passed the three million shipment milestone in the U.S. Galaxy S smartphones are currently available with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, along with U.S. Cellular and Cellular South.
“I want to personally thank everyone who selected a Galaxy S smartphone as their mobile handset of choice. Neither of these wonderful accomplishments would have been possible without the loyalty and support of our customers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “The Galaxy S portfolio has played a significant role in Samsung’s success in 2010 and we are extremely excited to show you what products, services and innovations we have in store for the U.S. market in 2011.”
The Samsung Galaxy S portfolio is packed with premium features and services, including a brilliant 4-inch Super AMOLED display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor, Samsung’s Media Hub premium movie and TV programming download service and a full array of entertainment, messaging and social networking capabilities. The Galaxy S portfolio will be upgraded to the Android 2.2 (Froyo) operating system in the near future.
For additional information on the Samsung Galaxy S portfolio, please visit www.samsung.com/galaxys.