“Although the launching of Galaxy Tab has been delayed a little bit [in Korea], consumer responses in Europe and Asia have been quite good and we are confident of meeting one million sales mark this year,” Shin claimed.
iPad Sold Faster
It took Apple just 28 days to sell one million iPads, and many expect Apple to sell more than 10 million through the holiday season. Analysts indicate that the Mac maker owned 95% of the tablet market in Q3. Android tablets owned just 2.3%.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab is currently available in Korea, parts of Europe, and will be coming to the US next week on many major carriers, including Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Cellular. A Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab is expected soon.
The seven-inch Android tablet is currently the most popular Android tablet according to sales, and one of the few with direct access to the Android Market, a feature Google will not license to hardware that does not meet very specific hardware criteria, which many assume relates to smartphones as Android is a mobile OS. Google officials have gone on record stating that the current version of Android, 2.2 codenamed Froyo, is not suitable for tablets.