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Samsung Nears 10 Million Galaxy S Sales

Samsung recently announced that sales of its Android-based Galaxy S line of smartphones has reached 9.3 million, putting it just short of Samsung's goal of 10 million.

Earlier this year, Samsung predicted that it would sell 10 million units of its Galaxy S line of Android smartphones. It has been marching steadily toward that goal. Looks like that was a good bit of forecasting. Early this week, Samsung announced it has sold more than two million in its home country of Korea, the first phone ever to do so there.

It has outsold the iPhone 4, which has sold 1.8 million units in Korea.

The Galaxy S line launched in June, and made it to the U.S. across five carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless). More than one million have been sold in the U.S. Keep in mind, the Galaxy S takes on a number of different forms (at least in the U.S.). Each of the major carriers offers a slightly different version of the Galaxy S.

Shared features across all five versions of the device include a 4-inch Super AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera, and 720p HD video capture. It shipped with Android 2.1, and has yet to be updated to Android 2.2.

With only nine days left in 2010, Samsung still believes it can meet its goal of 10 million Galaxy S phones sold. Samsung believes it will sell 40 million smartphones in 2011.

As for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the company's first Android tablet has sold more than 100,000 units in Korea and more than one million around the world.

For comparison, Apple had sold 14 million iPhones and more than 7 million iPads as of October of this year.

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