By Jimmie Geddes email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 15, 2013 08:17 AM EST
Samsung has more than one hundred million reasons to be happy with its Galaxy S smartphone family. The electronics giant has announced that sales of the Galaxy S smartphone family have now sold over 100 million devices globally.
Samsung launched the first Galaxy S smartphone in June 2010 in hopes of re-creating the success Apple was seeing with the iPhone. Samsung wanted to differentiate itself from current Android smartphones on the market when it launched the Galaxy S. The Galaxy S was the world's thinnest smartphone available at the time at 9.9mm. Samsung also introduced the world to its own custom overlays on top of Android called TouchWiz. TouchWiz gave Android more of an iOS-like look and feel. Allowing the user to easily add apps to the home screen, offered a more customized layout and created popular custom widgets that are still part of TouchWiz today. Samsung has sold over 25 million Galaxy S smartphones.
The Galaxy S2 would be the smartphone that began Samsung's meteoric rise to the position it now holds in the smartphone world. It was launched in May 2011 and was well received by the tech community. The Galaxy S2 was one of the slimmest smartphones at 8.45 mm thick, had a fast 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and a stunning 4.3-inch WVGA Super AMOLED Plus screen. The Galaxy S2 also played a major role in Samsung and Apple's legal drama as Apple saw the Galaxy S2 physical and software design infringing on many of its iPhone patents. A jury sided with Apple and awarded the smartphone maker over $1 billion payable by Samsung for infringing on Apple's patents.
The Galaxy S3 was released in May 2012 as the successor to the Galaxy S2. The Galaxy S3 is Samsung's current flagship smartphone and many in the tech world believe it is the first smartphone that surpasses Apple's iPhone 5. Apple has always been regarded as offering the best smartphone in terms of feature and design, the Galaxy S3 has proven that Samsung can and will take an Apple-like approach to its offerings. The Galaxy S3 has been a blockbuster hit for Samsung, having sold over 40 million smartphones since its debut. Samsung also gives a very impressive daily sales figure of about 190,000 Samsung Galaxy S3s sold.
It looks like the plan Samsung began less than three years ago with its Galaxy S series smartphone has been nothing short of a success, 100 million and counting.