The Samsung Galaxy is breaking all sorts of records: 10 million units sold in less than a month. Samsung’s latest Android phone reached the 10 million sold mark in a mere 26 days.
Launched on April 27th, it is estimated by Samsung that the S4 is selling at a rate of four units per second in 60 countries. Samsung credits the popularity to its pursuing innovation “inspired by and for people.”
Not wanting to throw a wet blanket (no pun intended) at Samsung’s jubilation, but readers are reminded that the Samsung Galaxy smartphone series is not waterproof. It is surprising how many accidentally wind up falling into a pot of typically less than pristine water. Our claims show that dropping your phone in the toilet is the no.1 reason for liquid damage!
If you happen to be one of the 10 million happy smart phone users, there are two things you can do to minimize potential loss. First, make sure you have Galaxy S4 insurance. Then if it does happen to go for a swim, put it in a plastic bag surrounded by dry white rice. This will suck the moisture away from your new smart phone minimizing the potential for data loss and damage.
If you’re still planning on a Samsung Galaxy S4 phone and have not yet pulled the trigger the company announced color options beyond black and white are coming this summer.
One of the reasons for Samsung’s popularity is its Super AMOLED HD superbright and high contrast display. It certainly is pretty snappy with the new Snapdragon 600 processor.
Of course comparing the two is a little difficult as the iPhone uses IOS while the Samsung Galaxy sports the latest version of Android (Jelly Bean 4.2.2). Until recently the Apple App Store was certainly King of the Hill for both the number of apps available and the quality. This was a fact not lost on Google which announced a large number of upgrades for Android developers at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco a few days ago.
Early informal independent tests suggest that the Apple iPhone does a slightly better job at taking a beating. That would indicate for those who are choosing to go Android would be wise to consider Galaxy S4 insurance.
While the Android interface continues to improve, novice users still managed to grasp IOS faster than Android. However more experienced users will probably appreciate the more customizable interface found in the Android Jelly Bean offering. From the indications out of Google’s I/O conference Apple better find a way to pull a rabbit out of the hat because developers for Android has some new tools in their hands, now.