Samsung’s 2012 flagship device, the Galaxy S III, has been on sale in Europe and Asia for less than a month. Let’s just cut right to the chase, people love it. A lot. So much so that J.K. Shin, head of Samsung’s Mobile Division, has just said that the company except sales of their 4.8 inch Android superphone to break 10 million units by the end of July. To put that into some perspective, it 5 months for the Galaxy S II to hit that same milestone. Now as for the United States, the Galaxy S III is facing some minor delays for reasons that haven’t been clarified yet. Quality control? Logistical issues? The world may never know. What we do know however is the big four American operators plan on selling the Galaxy S III during the next few weeks. AT&T should even start offering it today if things go plan.
If you’re not a Galaxy fan, then what other options are there? There’s obviously the HTC One X, which some might argue is better designed, but that’s just personal preference. For our money, we still think that the $399 Galaxy Nexus is the best option for those who want a pure Android experience while also saving some money. Let’s not forget that Google is going to host their annual I/O event on Wednesday. It’s widely believed that they’re going to unveil Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Which phone do you think will be the first to get it? The Nexus, of course.
But say you can wait a few months. This September we’re going to see Nokia unveil their first Windows Phone 8 devices. In October we’ll see the second generation Galaxy Note. Then in November we’re likely going to see the next Nexus.
There’s also the elephant in the room, the iPhone 5, but we understand some Android fans don’t even want to consider that as an option.