Samsung played its cards right by making its Galaxy S smartphone available to all major carriers, something we wish more manufacturers would do. Maybe now they will. According to market research firm Gartner, Samsung is now the top Android smartphone provider in the U.S.
Thanks to the Galaxy S, Samsung was able to capture 32.1 percent of the U.S. Android market in the third quarter of 2010 based on retail sales. That's up 9.2 percent from one quarter ago. The Galaxy S, which is available with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular, and Cellular South, recently surpassed the three million shipment mark.
Perhaps what's most impressive about this is that Samsung's strategy propelled the company past HTC, makers of the first Android smartphone (T-Mobile's G1) as well as a bevy of Android devices since then.