Sales were strong and Samsung has shifted over 40 million S2 handsets to date. At the moment, Samsung is experiencing its greatest growth ever in the United States and is not planning to slow down anytime soon. The benefits of its design are far from clear and the news that it will be a limited release to test the market can only dampen any potential excitement.
Samsung bent over backwards to cater for the U. The basic truth remains that only the most determined Samsung apologist could overlook its policy of copying the competition. In fact, the four of the top five smartphone companies in the world, including Samsung and Huawei, use Android OS on their devices.
As manufacturers found little traction in the tablet market, they slowly began to withdraw.
The same year Samsung signed an exclusive agreement with Sprint to provide phones for the U. It will take time for that investment to bear fruit and the company has a lot of work to do to change the mindset that has served it so well. How did we get here, and what ultimately killed Android tablets?