FORTUNE -- We were skeptical in January 2011 when Strategy Analytics reported -- based on a vague comment made to investors by a Samsung vice president -- that the company had already shipped 2 million Galaxy Tabs, reducing Apple's (AAPL) market share to 75% from 95% in less than six weeks.
Nearly two dozen news outlets went with the report, including (to name some outlets that ought to have known better):
Our headline that week: Android grabs 22% tablet share - not!
This week we learned, thanks to a February 2012 internal Samsung document marked "top secret" and unearthed by Apple as part of its ongoing patent infringement proceedings, that we were right and those more credulous news outlets were wrong.
When Strategy Analytics was telling the world that Samsung sold nearly 2 million Galaxy Tabs in six weeks, the truth was that it took Samsung all of 2011 to sell half that many in the U.S., its single biggest smartphone market. See attached graphic.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story failed to distinguish U.S. sales from worldwide sales.
The world's No. 1 maker of Android devices is feeling the heat on two fronts
Samsung suffered a pair of setbacks last week, although whether they are substantive or superficial remains to be seen. One called into question its impressive sales figures, the other its legal right to sell devices that bear such a striking resemblance to Apple's (AAPL) iPhones and iPads.
Shipments vs. Sales. Samsung made headlines last year when it announced MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 4, 2011 6:27 AM ET
Tablets are becoming increasingly visible on the Internet. 96.8% of them are iPads
On Sunday we reported on a Net Applications' survey for June that found Apple (AAPL) devices were responsible for more than 60% of U.S.-based mobile Web browsing -- 35.2% of it on iPhones and 25.5% on iPads. See here.
Today we want to drill a little deeper into Net Applications' tablet data.
In their report for May they found that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 4, 2011 12:32 PM ET
Reports that Apple's iPad lost a big chunk of its market turn out to be premature
[CORRECTION: Samsung's Lee Young-hee was misquoted in the transcript cited by the Wall Street Journal. A tape recording of her remarks show that she was describing the Galaxy Tab's sell out as "quite smooth" not "quite small."]
Judging from Monday morning's tech headlines, Apple's (AAPL) iPad must have got clobbered last quarter.VentureBeat: "Android steals tablet market MORE Philip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 31, 2011 2:58 PM ET
A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.
Seems TechCrunch's report late last week regarding early Yahoo layoffs may have been premature and inaccurate. (See below.) According to All Things D, the layoffs at the Internet company actually start today, with many, but not necessarily all, of the 650 to 700 cuts coming from Yahoo's product division. (AllThingsD)
Microsoft may announce several tablet PCs from MORE
A couple hundred dollars less than Apple charges, according to a new consumer survey
This one is a little hard to follow, so you might want to mute your TV for a minute.
Gene Munster's team at Piper Jaffray recently ran a small survey of 65 consumers who don't presently own tablet computers.
They were shown a pair of competing devices -- a $629 Apple's (AAPL) iPad 3G and a $599 Samsung Galaxy MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 2, 2010 7:49 AM ET
I've come to enjoy the company of the 7-inch Android tablet over the course of the last week but where does it fit in the big picture?
I received my Samsung Galaxy Tab review unit last week and have had it with me ever since. In that time, I've come to one conclusion: This is anything but an iPad.
At half the size and weight with half the screen size of an MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 11, 2010 4:00 PM ET
T-Mobile announced that it would sell Samsung's Galaxy Tab on November 10th, starting at $399 with a data plan.
T-Mobile announced this morning that it will be the first U.S. carrier to carry the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the U.S., unless AT&T (T) announces an earlier ship date in the next week or so.
The November 10th ship date beats rival Verizon (VZ) by a day.
T-Mobile will sell the Tab for $399 MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 27, 2010 1:12 PM ET
The new ad touts the device's portability and power but its pocket-ability is questionable.
You'll need some pretty big pockets and the ability to stand up for long periods of time to pocket the Samsung Galaxy Tab. But that doesn't mean that Samsung won't tout the device's ability to go where no iPad will go.
Samsung CSO Omar Khan demonstrated it handily going into his "off the rack" suit jacket pocket easily MORESeth Weintraub - Sep 20, 2010 9:49 AM ET
A round-up of the companies, deals, and trends that made headlines.
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the morning's most newsworthy bits below.
Former HP (HPQ) CEO Mark Hurd made his first public comments as Oracle (ORCL) co-president to discuss the company's huge growth opportunities. Oracle's first-quarter revenue rose MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 17, 2010 7:27 AM ET
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