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Samsung Galaxy S5 sees monster adoption — almost 1% of the Android market already

Above: Samsung's Galaxy S5

Image Credit: Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeat

Samsung is king of the Android market — and its Galaxy S5 smartphone is helping solidify that position.

After a single week on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S5 already makes up 0.7 percent of all active Android smartphones worldwide, according to a study from analytics marketing firm Localytics.

That’s a seriously impressive figure after just one week. For comparison, the iPhone 5S represented 1.1 percent of all active iPhones — but it’s not like Apple was competing with anyone but itself for that market share.

Galaxy S5 adoption chart

Android is the dominant mobile operating system worldwide in terms of devices activated. In 2013, 78.6 percent of the 1.01 billion smartphones sold ran Google’s Android OS, according to research firm IDC.

Samsung, meanwhile, captured 24.5 percent of the smartphone market, making it the world’s top smartphone vendor, IDC figures from February 2014 show.

VentureBeat’s reviews editor Devindra Hardawar called the Galaxy S5 a “familiar” smartphone that features some “slight improvements” over the S4. You can read his hands-on impressions here.

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