The Samsung Galaxy S II has only been out for a month and already pre-oders have hit the 3 million mark. Just about every site has given favorable reviews so it is no surprise how successful this phone is so far.
I will not question the quality of the phone, but the track record of Samsung with updates will keep me from buying this phone. I have to give them credit for releasing it with Gingerbread because there are so many new phones being released with Froyo, but I wonder how long it will take for the Galaxy S II to get Gingerbread 2.3.4, which includes the new Google Talk video chat. Ice Cream sandwich is on the horizon as well.
Unfortunately it is getting to be a problem for all manufacturers in getting updates timely, but Samsung has been, by far, the slowest.
We reported last month that the original Galaxy S sold 14 million units in 110 countries. It appears that the Galaxy S II is on track to match or better that. I have always felt the average consumer isn’t concerned about the updates, and with these sales figures, I continue to believe it. Since I do care, I will not be one of the 14 million buyers.
In the end it comes down to sales, and I have to congratulate Samsung on a job well done in that department.