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Samsung Devices Account for 40% of Android Sales, Take in 9 Million Galaxy SIII Pre-orders

Popular device manufacturer Samsung is having a fantastic beginning to 2012, accounting for about 40% of all Android device sales. For comparison, other manufacturers such as Motorola and HTC could hardly account for 10% of devices sold. And to only re-affirm their mobile dominance, Samsung has given word that pre-orders for the Galaxy SIII have reached 9 million and counting. When can we say Moto has ever done something like that? 

The phone is to launch May 29 on one hundred different carriers across the globe and to meet such high demand, Samsung’s factories are pumping out five million SGSIII’s every month. Sammy has indicated that even with high production speeds, they still don’t know if they’ll be able to have a flawless rollout of the device. Needless to say, it’s annoying that the US is still in the dark as to when and which carriers will receive the device. Hurry up and take my money, Samsung.

Via: Information Week | eWeek

  • I want to like Samsung, but HTC simply makes better phones. Until their build quality matches their specs, I can’t see myself with Sammie.

  • azndan4

    Motorola sucks

  • Chronon7364

    I have an odd premonition that when the GSIII is released, so also will Verizon “release” their compulsory tiered data plan which is said to eliminate grandfathered unlimited data for those who purchase a subsidized Verizon phone on contract. It is stated that purchasing a phone at full retail will allow customers to bypass this and retain their “grandfathered” status. That being said, I wonder how much the full retain price for the GSIII will be?

  • Jordan

    It’s important to note that these are pre-orders from carriers, not end-users. When other manufacturers report pre-orders, they report end-users pre-sales, not carrier pre-orders.

    Here is the quote:
    Samsung Electronics Co has received some 9 million pre-orders for its third-generation Galaxy S smartphone from more than 100 global carriers, the Korea Economic Daily reported on Friday.

    See the original Reuters article here:

  • John

    Don’t be fulled by this PR. Take note of this statement: “Samsung Electronics Co has received some 9 million pre-orders for its third-generation Galaxy S smartphone from more than 100 global carriers, the Korea Economic Daily reported on Friday.”

    Key phrase…”100 global carriers”. This is just how many devices the carriers have ordered up. These aren’t guarenteed sales to end users. Typical spin.

  • Cam

    I hate to say it, but how long before Samsung forks Android with their own version?

    • When a company has 9 million pre-orders of a device to carriers and individuals, you don’t just ditch it for something else lol

      • Cam

        Not something else, their own version of Android, with their own Marketplace; e.g. Kindle Fire.

        • Ohh, well…that’s a completely different notion. I remember bada 2.0, but we haven’t been hearing too much about it around here.

  • abhele

    and thats not even u.s preorder number added yet O_O

  • BiG_Weasel

    I’ve used Samsung, Motorola and HTC. Out of those, I’ll never use Motorola again. For anything.

    • Josh Groff

      If Motorola unlocked their bootloaders, I’m sure there would be lots of love. Heck, or leave them locked for secure business use, what Motorola focuses on, but give us a Motorola Nexus.

      • BiG_Weasel

        I’ve only ever rooted an HTC, so I couldn’t care less about unlocking bootloaders. Its just that their hardware is generally lesser quality than HTC and Samsung. In our house, I have a Gnex and the girlfriend has a Rezound- we both upgraded from Incredibles.

        • Josh Groff

          The OMAP 4430 is still better than the S3. The only real downsides are screen quality, bootloaders, and updates that take much too long, which most people care about.

        • Diablo81588

          Lol. What a joke.. I think you got it completely backwards there bud..

          • zUFC

            Nope, he has it 100% correct. I agree totally. Sorry but I really don’t know why people say Moto quality is so good. NEVER seen one that impressed me or that i would want. theres just something about them that makes em Blahhhh. Now that HTC-1X on the other hand i would kill for (less the hard keys). Moto always look like blocks….

          • Rob

            You do of course realize that quality and appeal aren’t the same thing right? Just because Moto phones don’t appeal to you doesn’t mean they’re lower quality, and I’d definitely disagree on anything Samsung makes being of higher quality. You guys are talking about build quality right? Yeah Samsung is dead last in that area if you ask me.
            HTC’s unibody devices give them a run for their money though.

  • TimXer

    Motorola – can’t be beat for a durable/quality/stylish device! Specs aren’t always world-beating.
    I want that SG3 – scares me that they are producing like that, flaws are sure to come! Be leary….I’ll keep rockin’ my DX for a bit longer

  • Michael_NM

    Moto is blurred with envy, and HTC says nonsense.

    • Buckoman

      Too bad the antenna still sucks on the Verizon Nexus. Every problem on it could be fixed with the 4.0.4 update that Verizon’s been waiting on forever. Related to Google Wallet, I think.

    • yarrellray

      Samsung did a great job with the Galaxy Nexus it just shouldn’t have been on Verizon that’s the sad part of it. I applaud Samsung they have done android well just like Htc. Time has come for GOOGLE to block all these crappy carriers with all there excusses and useless updates VERIZON is the biggest joke in the industry. My next NEXUS will be brought from the GOOGLE PLAY STORE later this year which I weill bring gladly to t-mobile or at&t. I will sell my CDMA worthless Verizon Galaxy Nexus to the highest bidder and take my 2lines elsewhere. I will have the Galaxy s3, Galaxy Note 2, and the new Galaxy Nexus all this November….GSM BABY no more CDMA…

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  • FortitudineVincimus

    “it’s annoying that the US is still in the dark as to when and which carriers will receive the device”

    just wait until Samsung announces USA sellers and VZW is listed and then wait to see how long after that it takes VZW to officially acknowledge it and then how long after that for VZW to actually get it and sell it. It’s likely going to get real real annoying.

    • BrianWenger

      and then how long it takes to update it

  • Matt Gondek

    Meanwhile, Samsung accounts for 0% of all accessory sales

    • Mike_Cook7


  • jpfrasier

    and here come the Samsung bashing comments…

  • Liderc

    They pre-sold 9million of those nature-ugly things?

    Pics or it didn’t happen.

    • Diablo81588

      That’s how many orders retailers have placed, not how many consumers have preordered the phone.

      • zionlion02

        This is obviously me just mincing words for the sake of discussion, but they are pre orders. So, is it possible that CONSUMERS could pre order, and the 100 carriers is just a mention of the number of carriers that people pre-ordered from? Just posing the question, I havent been to carrier websites or anything, so i’m not sure that’s even possible.

  • i’ll never buy another samsung anything after seeing how much of a cluster f**k this nexus deal has become

    • I think we should be looking at Verizon, not Samsung.

      • Diablo81588

        As far as I was aware, Samsung made the device, not Verizon. The update fiasco is not the only issue with the nexus…

        • Josh Groff

          As far as I’m aware, the Sprint Nexus has 4.0.3? So umm, what was that about VZW not being the one to blame?

        • If you honestly think Sammy is to blame for the G-Nex not having updated software, I can only suggest you read DL more often 🙂

          • Cam

            Meh, doubled up on the post.

          • Cam

            True, though he may have been referring to the less-than-stellar camera/radios.

          • Diablo81588

            I read every day, all day. 🙂 I never blamed Samsung for the lack of updates. I do blame them for poor build quality, terrible radios, and a speakerphone you might as well hold up to your ear.

          • Good to hear! 🙂

            Samsung can’t please everybody I guess lol

          • joe buck

            I talked to samsung yesterday, they said they will release to all by the end of the month, so yes it is samsung

  • EC8CH

    Man… just think how much money they could make off accessories if they would just sell them!


    • Amen – Plus, if they sold them at 90 a pop, you’re looking at like a bagillion more dollars 😛

      • EC8CH

        Oh I’ll buy one… but not for $90…. come on Amazon!

      • FortitudineVincimus

        Save $75 and go buy the Chinese version of eBay – the official OEM branded accessories are a pure rip off. The $15 charger from China works just fine. I know, I own tons of after market clone accessories that work perfect.

        • summit1986

          Link? You have my undivided attention…

          • MikeCiggy

            Yea pretty sure not even a 3rd party one exists. I’d like to know what he’s talking about also.

          • FortitudineVincimus

            oops.. sorry, I was not specifically referring to Samsung accessories for the Nexus per se. I was generically referring to the fact 100% of the time for me, for the many phones and tablets I have and do own, I could go on eBay and find some after market accessories that matched the OEM – cradles, cables, wall chargers, car chargers, car mounts, cases, and spend a fraction of the coin then paying to have an OEM name branded. It was a general point about OEM branded accessories.

          • summit1986

            Yeah… same here except for the cradle and car mounts.

        • china sucks

          I hate chinese goods/ knockoffs.

    • zepfloyd

      At this point you’re never going to get that dock, Samsung only cares about the GSIII from here on out.

      • EC8CH

        nah… they have to have them sitting in inventory. They had them for sale and then pulled them because 4.0.4 was delayed.

        I think was VZW finally approves 4.0.4 we’ll see them finally be sold again, and hopefully for less then $90 this time.

        • Cam

          Hopefully, but I might actually pay 90$ at this point. As long as ‘shipping and handling’ isn’t some outrageous number, at least.

        • its sammy thats holding the update up,i talked to them yesterday

          • Mike

            they mention why?

          • no just said all will have it by the end of the month