Apple is really good at what they do. Just looking at sales numbers for the iPad and iPhone prove that. You know who else is really good at what they do? Samsung, with its Galaxy Note and S devices, has been on a roll lately.
That roll ended up with Samsung selling 7 million Galaxy Note devices worldwide since the device's introduction. I was one of those skeptics who didn't think a phone/tablet hybrid could do well on the market. Samsung has proven me wrong and their success could be what's driving Apple to create the rumored mini-iPad.
The Galaxy Note may be doing well, but it's nowhere near the success that the company has seen with its Galaxy S line of phones. The Galaxy S has now reached 24 million in worldwide sales. Despite being released after, the Galaxy S II has now reached 28 million in worldwide sales. Samsung also pointed out that it sold eight million Galaxy S II and two million Galaxy S devices since last February.
So, what's next for Samsung? The Galaxy S III, of course, which has already launched across Europe. Over nine million pre-orders have been taken for the device as well so it's pretty obvious that Samsung has another hit on their hands.
The Galaxy series sales news must have Samsung patting themselves on the back and for good reason. The company is moving on up and becoming one of, if not the most, important players in the Android scene. Google's acquisition of Motorola may put a little dent in their plans as Motorola starts to roll out specially designed Android phones straight from Google.
Samsung may not have the advantage from a software standpoint, but they obviously know what they're doing when it comes to hardware. As far as I'm concerned, that's the most important thing. Android is so flexible that you can change the software if it bothers you that much. You can't change the hardware of your phone yet. That's where Samsung needs to apply itself to gain the advantage.