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Samsung easily sells 10 million phones. Updating those phones? Not so easy.

January 3, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka



The Samsung Galaxy S is an unquestioned success, selling more than 10 million units worldwide. Samsung sold more than 4 million units in North America, 2.5 million in Europe, and 2 million in its home market of South Korea.

The 10 million unit benchmark was announced today, a great feat that is somewhat diminished by other Samsung news that emerged last week. Samsung was to update the Epic 4G by December 26, but Sprint has no plans in sight for the update to take place. Last week, the company’s website prematurely announced that the Fascinate was running Android 2.2. Anyone with a Verizon Fascinate will tell you they haven’t sniffed Froyo yet.

Samsung did manage to deliver Froyo to Canadian and UK Galaxy S devices over the Christmas holiday, but there are still millions of phones running Android 2.1. That’s deplorable, especially since Samsung promised to make the Galaxy S the premiere Android device, and it aims to be the premiere phone maker. How can you be tops when you display such disregard for keeping users up-to-date?

Maybe Samsung will realize the importance of updating its devices when it sells the next 10 million phones.

via Samsung Hub