Samsung announced that its Galaxy Note has been shipped in more than 5 million units since its debut, back in October 2011 (five months ago). With 1 million units being sold at the end of December 2011, this means 4 million Galaxy Notes have been shipped in Q1 2012 only (January, February, March).
The announcement confirms what we’ve heard yesterday, when we told you that Samsung relies on the success of the Galaxy Note, among others, to ship more than 40 million smartphones this quarter.
The Galaxy Note is a relatively new kind of Android device. It combines the advantages of a phone and a tablet, with the accuracy of a stylus. It currently runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but an official update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is scheduled to arrive in Q2.
Meanwhile, Samsung has found a cute way to promote the Galaxy Note, by showing the world that even elephants love it, and have no problems using it:
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