News by Andrew Kameka on Monday January 14, 2013.
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Since Samsung introduced the first Galaxy S in 2010, the Korean manufacturer has managed to reach global shipments of more than 100 million Galaxy S Android smartphones. Samsung today announced it has reached a new milestone with its Galaxy S brand initiative thanks to the recent success of the Galaxy S III. While the Galaxy S III reached 20 million channel sales - the number of phones sold to retailers, not how many were sold to consumers - in its first 100 days of availability in May 2012, the device has since doubled that total and surpassed the 40 million channel sales mark.
The Samsung Galaxy S II also reached 40 million units when it was released in 2011, and the original Galaxy S surpassed 24 million channel sales in 2010. Samsung's explosive growth in the smartphone market is directly linked to the success of the Galaxy S line. The company's first Android smartphone, the i7500 released in 2009, did little to threaten then-leading Android manufacturer HTC, but the increasing popularity of the Galaxy S has pushed Samsung beyond not only struggling HTC, but former leaders Apple and Nokia as well.source: Samsung
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