South Korean giant Samsung has announced that its flagship Galaxy S series of Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android smartphones has now surpassed 100 million units. That figure represents sell-in to its global distribution sales channels and includes all three generations of the device since its launch in June 2010.
The original Galaxy S has now reached more than 24 million in global channel shipments, of which 10 million were within the first seven months after launch. The subsequent Galaxy S II is up to 40 million shipments, including 10 million in the first five months. The latest Galaxy S III has now topped 40 million in unit channel sales.
Samsung continues to be Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) biggest rival in the competitive smartphone market, and overtook the iPhone maker as the top smartphone vendor in the world last year.
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