The Samsung Galaxy S -- a device line that many Android fans have grown to love. Samsung has announced today that it has shipped more than 1 million of the Android 2.1-powered Galaxy S phones in the United States. It sounds like that's devices shipped, and not necessarily devices sold to consumers. But there's no denying the line's popularity, with the AT&T and T-Mobile versions already in stores The Sprint Epic 4G launches on Tuesday, followed by the Verizon and US Cellular versions in later fall, so it might not be long until we see a couple more million of these devices being shipped. Check the full press release after the jump. 




Android 2.1-powered smart phones available at AT&T and T-Mobile and coming soon to Sprint, Verizon, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South


DALLAS, August 30, 2010 —Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile)1, the  No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S., today announced that it has shipped one million of its Android™ 2.1-powered Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market. Samsung Mobile began shipping the Galaxy S portfolio2on July 15, which are currently available with AT&T and T-Mobile.  Galaxy S devices will also be available with Sprint on August 31 and will be available with Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular and Cellular South this fall.


Samsung Mobile has packed cutting-edge technology into its Galaxy S portfolio, including features such as a stunning 4-inch Super AMOLED display screen, 1GHz Hummingbird Application Processor and a multitude of entertainment, messaging and social networking capabilities. In addition, all Samsung Galaxy S devices will be upgradable to Android 2.2 in the future.


“Bringing Galaxy S devices to multiple carriers has given Samsung Mobile the opportunity to reach millions of consumers,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “I am proud of the instant success of the Galaxy S line up and I am very pleased to announce that because of the support of our carrier partners and loyal customers, we have shipped one million Galaxy S devices in the U.S. market. Samsung Mobile looks forward to sharing additional Galaxy S milestones in the future.”


The roll out of Samsung’s Galaxy S portfolio has been supported by a multi-tiered print, online, cinema and television advertising campaign, including major networks such as ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN and MTV and in cinemas such as AMC, Cinemark and Regal. Samsung Galaxy S was also a sponsor of X Games 16, which was held in downtown Los Angeles from July 29 to August 1. From September 30 to October 3, the Samsung Galaxy S lineup will be showcased at the World Cyber Games Grand Final in Los Angeles.


In addition, Samsung Mobile has executed a comprehensive Galaxy S social media campaign, which included a Facebook promotion and daily content sharing on Samsung Mobile’s social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube™. As additional Galaxy S devices become available, Samsung Mobile will continue to distribute key digital and video assets to sustain awareness of the Galaxy S.


For additional information on the Samsung Galaxy S portfolio, please visit


Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q2 2010 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.

The Samsung Galaxy S portfolio of devices includes the Samsung Captivate™ at AT&T, Samsung Epic 4G™ at Sprint, Samsung Vibrant™ at T-Mobile and Samsung Fascinate™ at Verizon Wireless.  Additional Galaxy S devices will be available with U.S. Cellular and Cellular South.





About Samsung Telecommunications America

Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets and telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit


About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit


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Samsung Mobile ships 1 million Galaxy S devices in the U.S


Exactly what I was thinking.

Bad gps.
Phones that just shut down by themselves.
Lag inducing internal file system.
No sign of Froyo.
Boatload of trapware.

Yet inspite of all those flaws this is the best android AT&The has to offer. You have to wonder how many people are using this phone with no clue how great it could be if Sammy just put stock froyo on it.

Bad gps - Mine works fine but there will be a fix next month

Phones that just shut down themselves - Rarely happens in phones than bad GPS

Lag inducing internal file system - It's was still amazingly fast even with the lag. I could have easily lived without it.

No sign of Froyo - Samsung said next month. And I don't believe this will not be another Behold II fiasco because they look like they are really serious with their Galaxy S line. Advertisements everywhere.

Boatload of trapware - I didn't even take off my AT&T crap and it still runs extremely fast.

Yes a lot of Android phones have its problems but someone sounds like a serious hater.

So anyone who mentions any defect is a hater, is that your take Sonny?

Did it ever occur to you I had to actually have one of these phones to even be aware of these problems?

Show me where Samsung says Froyo next month.

And do a little research before you blow off widespread problems with these phones. Its not an Apple product, so you don't have to act like a fanboi.

Straight outta Samsung. Butthurt much?

I didn't blow off these problems. I'm aware of those problems ESPECIALLY the GPS problem. I never claimed the phones were perfect. People overreact to devices all the time. They return a device just because a device doesn't work THEY want it to. Many of those problems can be fixed with a simple update.

"We've seen a lot of Q's about the Froyo update; it's currently in development & will be released for all networks at the end of September..."

We've already seen leaked Froyo development builds, so they are definitely working on it.

GPS problems I'll give, and there is a (somewhat overstated) problem with lag. But I can't say my phone has ever randomly shut down, and doesn't have any intrusive software, although I can't comment on what the US carriers might be adding.

By intrusive software I assume you refer to my "Trapware" comment above.

AT&T loads the phone with a bunch of cool sounding apps that lock you into extra charges, some rather steep. You have to warn family members about these things because they might click thru the warnings, which never explicitly say you will be charged.


And by the way, a tweet from some un-official (and possibly fake) twitter account with the word "samsung" embedded does not constitute an official statement. Twitter accounts are easier to fake than women's hair color.

Ah, it is software that I don't have on mine then - my carrier (T-Mobile UK) didn't customise the software in any way, surprisingly.

Edit: Undeniably, it is possible that Twitter accounts can be faked. However, I find it unlikely that someone has set up interlinked Twitter and Facebook accounts (with over 5,000 and 10,000 followers respectively) to pretend to be Samsung, behaving exactly as you would expect official sources to, to the point that they run promotions like giving away free Galaxy S phones through them, and all without attracting any attention from the real Samsung. Seems an awful lot of time, effort and money to put towards faking messages about Froyo availability, especially when we have hard evidence that they're working on it with several leaked ROMs.

domination is imminent
resistance is futile....

t-minus 1 day 22 hours 39 minutes

its going to be an epic day!

Long time blackberry then short time iphone 4 user. When I was taking my iphone 4 back due to sensor issues, I looked at the Captivate. After thinking about for for a few days I decided to get it. Android take a while to get down but I do enjoy the phone and the abilty to tweak etc. Just unlocked yesterday. Also got my wife a Vibrant. Can't wait to see what 2.2 brings. BTW, I keep checking my GPS to see if it is broken but it does just fine. A bit slow when driving but it locks as well as my blackberry 9700 or iphone with google maps. Not sure why? Only drawback I have seen is lack of cases and accessories, etc.

I've never had my captivate "shut down". Yes the GPS is crap, but the phone makes up for That. All they need to do is fix the GPS issues. Which is coming in the future. 2.2 is no big deal. Especially to those who never had 2.2 before. But when it does come out, I'm sure it will be a treat for us galaxy owners.

This is something specific to the Captivate, it seems? I've not seen mention of it for the international Galaxy S (which I have) or for the Vibrant.

reseat your battery and clean the contacts

and my GPS works fine with FQDN set to autoconfig

Dial: *#*#1472365#*#* to get to GPS menu

Application Settings
Session Type: Tracking
Test Mode: S/W Test
Operation Mode: MS Based
Start Mode: Hot Start
GPS Plus: ON
Dynamic Accuracy: ON
Accuracy: 100
Use Skyhook: ON
Use PC Tool: OFF

SUPL/CP Settings
Server FQDN Type: AUTO Config
SUPL Secure Socket: ON

My Captivate has never shut down on its own either. Compared to the number of Captivate owners on XDA, the number of people posting in that thread is very small. The shutdown problem is not a widespread issue, only the GPS is. Personally, my GPS has been working fine since changing a few settings.

The epic looks tempting but ill stick to my EVO, I love this phone too much to change it

The Epic is selling out as quickly as the Evo. Most online resources require you to order for the second shipment.
This should bode well for third-party (and XDA-type) development.

I can see some people who own slow ass devices powered by weak Snapdragons have been drinking there Hatorade, talking about flaws that have already been fixed or will be fixed in the near future. Last time I checked, every device released so far has had it's own issues with reception, FPS caps...ETC.

Engadget said the Epic doesn't suffer from the GPS issues that some Vibrant's and Captivates are suffering from. That tells me Samsung fixed it. Samsung also stated the NAND memory lag will be fixed in the next firmware update. You need proof? I can find it!

Bottom line. The Galaxy S line is the most powerful Android devices available and will be the most powerful until the introduction of duel core processors. But, by then. We should all be sporting new devices.

Loving my Captivate for the past 2 weeks. No shutdowns and gps is spot-on. Since I'm new to Android, 2.1 seems quick to me.

How on earth can this phone be so popular when its camera is almost useless because of no flash???

Why would you call this phone top of the line without that basic feature?

Shipped is not sold. Shipped includes a lot of phones sitting in warehouse and retail outlets unsold. Thats an old Microsoft trick to say they shipped XX copies of Windoze whatever as if they actually sold that many.

It will be interesting to see if the Verizon version has the same issues as the other Galaxy S' or if they will be fixed on that phone.

I am using Samsung Kies and it works great, however, there are many songs in iTunes that it will not copy over. Namely m4 files and purchased files? Anyone have anyway to help me transfer these files.