iTunes Syncing Comes to Samsung Galaxy Phones

Samsung announced owners of its Galaxy mobile phone will be provided with a free app so they can sync their iTunes with the devices.

The new app will be offered to anyone who buys a Galaxy handset – as an incentive to those tied to their Apple iPhones. Photo: Petra Gregorowitsch/Flickr

The software, titled as Easy Phone Sync, allows Galaxy users to transfer media and text messages from an iPhone to a Samsung device, like its new flagship Galaxy S III. The application was announced on Friday by Samsung Mobile U.K.

“We’re really proud to announce the launch of this new application and can’t wait to hear what our new and existing customers think of it,” said Simon Stanford, vice president of Telecommunications and Networks at Samsung U.K.

“We know that traditionally iPhone users have been reluctant to switch to an Android device because they couldn’t use iTunes to manage their content.”

He added: “Easy Phone Sync means people can now enjoy their iTunes content on a Samsung Galaxy phone. What’s more is that it’s really easy for them to do, and literally takes five minutes to set up.”

Samsung is heavily pushing its latest model, the Galaxy S3 ahead of the iPhone 5 expected to be released in October of this year, writes The Telegraph.

According to Carphone Warehouse, before the device was released on May 29, it was titled as the fastest-selling pre-order phone of the year.

Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse, said at the time:

“Pre-order demand for the new Galaxy S3 has surpassed expectations since the handset was first unveiled two weeks ago. The first 24 hours alone saw thousands placing their pre-order at Carphone Warehouse.”

Samsung Electronics Co., revealed today that it expects global sales of the latest Galaxy smartphone to surpass 10 million in July even as it struggles to keep up with demand because of component shortages, reports News Tribune.

Shin Jong-kyun, president of Samsung’s mobile communications business, predicted that the device will hit the 10-million milestone within two months of its launch: “It has been tough to keep up with demand,” Shin said.

The company’s failure to provide its latest smartphone with sufficient mobile components resulted in concerns that its second-quarter smartphone sales could be much lower than expected.

However, Shin promised Samsung expects to resolve the supply issues with mobile components sometime in the next week.

“Despite the tough economic situation in Europe and problems with supplying components for the Galaxy S III, the second-quarter earnings will be better than the first quarter,” he said.

Galaxy S III went on sale in Europe on May 29 and Samsung released the smartphone through all major mobile U.S. carriers last week. In its home market, the company started sales of the latest iteration of Galaxy earlier Monday.

Samsung’s sales estimate for the S III reflects robust demand from mobile operators. Unlike Apple Inc., Samsung does not disclose sales figures to consumers.

The Korean company eclipsed Nokia as the world’s biggest mobile-phone maker in 2011 and it currently competes with Apple for the top smartphone maker position. It aims to double its smartphone sales this year to nearly 200 million phones.

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