The week in gadgets

4 Jul 2011

A look at the week in gadget happenings, as Samsung sells 3m Galaxy S II smartphones and Windows Phone gets 25,000 apps for its platform.

Samsung sells 3m Galaxy S II devices in 55 days

Samsung has managed to sell 3m models of the Samsung Galaxy S II in just under two months.

According to Electronista, it reached this goal on Sunday, 30 days faster than that of its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy S.

Most of the sales of Samsung’s dual-core smartphone were seen in Europe. It was most popular in Austria and Switzerland.

Samsung is now targeting 10m sales and plans to expand the Galaxy S II further internationally.

More than 25,000 apps for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone 7, has managed to gain more than 25,000 apps for its platform.

According to WindowsPhoneApplist, Windows Phone has 25,457 apps for its OS at the time of writing.

While it’s behind the iOS and Android platforms, Windows Phone 7 was only launched in November 2010. Microsoft is planning an update for it by the end of the year.

However, The New York Times reports sales of the smartphones are still slow, with 1.6m estimated sales to end users at the end of the first quarter of this year.

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