The Samsung Galaxy S, an Android smartphone that is being picked up by all four major U.S. wireless carriers, has already shipped 1 million units, despite only hitting T-Mobile (Vibrant) and AT&T (Captivate) thus far. Sprint's version, the Epic 4G, will launch on August 31st, with Verizon's (the Fascinate) seeing pre-orders, but no official date as yet.
U.S. Cellular will have a Galaxy S in its roster of devices later this year, as well.
Samsung used the word "shipped," not sold, so that's something to keep in mind. Still, with the Sprint, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular versions still to hit the American market, there's no doubt that the Galaxy S device is a hit.
Because of the sheer number of Android devices on the market, no one device will sell as much as the iPhone 4, which comes (obviously) in only one model. It's undeniable that the Android platform as a whole is a solid competitor in the smartphone arena.
The Galaxy S comes with a powerful 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor. It has a 4" Super AMOLED screen and ships with Android 2.1. The AT&T and T-Mobile Versions have 16GB of internal storage while the Verizon will have 2GB and the Sprint 1GB. Only the Sprint and Verizon versions have LED flash for the 5 megapixel camera, and the Sprint Epic 4G is the only one that has a front-facing camera, 4G (WiMax) support, and a hardware keyboard.