Samsung Galaxy (stylized as SAMSUNG Galaxy, previously Samsung GALAXY) is a series of mobile computing devices designed, manufactured and marketed by Samsung Electronics. The product line includes the Galaxy S series of high-end smartphones, the Galaxy Tab series of tablets, the Galaxy Note series of tablets and phablets with the added functionality of a stylus, and the first version of the Galaxy Gear smartwatch, with later versions dropping the Galaxy branding.
Samsung Galaxy devices have traditionally used the Android operating system produced by Google, usually with a custom user interface called TouchWiz. This tradition was broken at CES 2016 with the announcement of the first Galaxy-branded Windows 10 device, the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S.
Samsung Galaxy S series refers to the high-end/flagship Android smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy series and includes Super Smart devices of the Galaxy series, manufactured by Samsung Electronics.
The Samsung Galaxy S series has sold more than 177 million units, with Samsung Galaxy S selling over 25 million units, Samsung Galaxy S II selling over 40 million units, Samsung Galaxy S III selling over 60 million units, Samsung Galaxy S4 selling over 40 million units and finally over 12 million units of the Samsung Galaxy S5 were sold during its first three months of availability. Gear S, Gear S2, Gear S3 Tab S, Tab S2.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab (Stylized as SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab, previously Samsung GALAXY Tab) is a line of upper mid-range Android-based tablet computers produced by Samsung Electronics. It is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Note series except without the Samsung S-Pen stylus. The first model in the series, the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, was first introduced on 2 September 2010 at the IFA in Berlin. Since then there have been several models released, including models with 7.7, 8.9 and 10.1-inch displays. The Wi-Fi versions of the tablet all include a GPS system whilst the 3G/4G tablets include cellular capability as well.
Samsung Galaxy Note (Stylized as SAMSUNG Galaxy Note, previously as Samsung GALAXY Note) is a series of Android-based high-end smartphones and high-end tablets developed and marketed by Samsung Electronics. The line is primarily oriented towards pen computing; all Galaxy Note models ship with a stylus pen and incorporate a pressure-sensitive Wacom digitizer. All Galaxy Note models also include software features that are oriented towards the stylus and the devices’ large screens, such as note-taking and digital scrapbooking apps, and split-screen multitasking.
The Galaxy Note smartphones have been considered the first commercially successful examples of “phablets”—a class of smartphone with large screens that are intended to straddle the functionality of a traditional tablet with that of a phone. Samsung sold over 50 million Galaxy Note devices between September 2011 and October 2013. 10 million units of the Galaxy Note 3 have been sold within its first 2 months, 30 million were of the Note II, while the original Galaxy Note sold around 10 million units worldwide.
The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a smartwatch produced by Samsung Electronics in the Samsung Gear family of devices. Unveiled during a Samsung Unpacked event in Berlin, Germany on September 4, 2013, the device serves as a companion for all Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets which run Android 4.3 or newer; it was released on September 25, 2013. Originally released as an Android-based device, Samsung replaced the operating system with Tizen through the May 2014 software update.
The Gear’s successor, the Gear 2, was released on April 11, 2014.