Samsung has sold one million units of its Android powered Galaxy Tab in just over two months, despite Google’s own admission that its operating system is not yet optimised for tablets.
Last month, the South Korean tech giant also shrugged off suggestions that its device would struggle to compete with Apple’s iPad when it confirmed that the Tab had reached sales of 600,000.
And it seems that since then things have taken a turn for the better, with the news that it’s put on a further 400,000 plus, enabling Samsung to attain its target of hitting the million-mark by the end of the year ahead of time.
Lee Young-hee, Head of Marketing at Samsung’s Mobile Division, told Yonhap News: "We were able to achieve one million global sales as initial supplies ran out quickly around the world after the Galaxy Tab's launch.”
Along with specially created, exclusive games and content from Gameloft and the FT, the Tab’s standout features include dual cameras for video calling, Android 2.2 out of the box and a seven-inch screen – compared with the iPad’s 9.7-inches.