|9 million Galaxy S3s: cool. 9 million iPhones: baaaaaad.|
Wasn't it only two months ago we learned Samsung has shipped 20 million Galaxy S2 phones? Now that model's nominal successor, the Galaxy SIII, is halfway there on the basis of pre-orders alone. And since Samsung's been silent about any US release-date, that "100 operators" bit really means, "not America".
Samsung's on a tear...
In the first quarter of 2012, the Korean firm shipped 144 million mobile phones of which 86.6 million were classified as smartphones. This gave them a market-leading 20.7% share among all smart phone makers, plus a commanding 40% share among Android licensees. And, as if completing a telephony trifecta, Samsung dethroned perennial champ Nokia as the #1 mobile phone maker, worldwide.
Look out, Cupertino.
via: Reuters; techcrunch