Samsung has sold 1 million Galaxy Tab tablet devices worldwide just two months after putting it on sale.

The larger 9.7-inch screen Apple iPad tablet hit the 1 million sold mark just one month after going on sale in April. Nonetheless, the Samsung sales results show that the Android-based, 7-inch touchscreen of the Galaxy Tab is indeed popular as well.

The Thanksgiving holiday likely helped spur sales in the U.S., although Samsung has not revealed sales figures for specific regions. A Samsung spokeswoman did confirm to eWeek magazine that it had reached the 1 million sales mark globally.

Samsung could not imediately be reached for further comment by Computerworld.

Individual carriers recently said they were encouraged by Galaxy Tab sales, but did not reveal any specific figures.

The 9.7-inch touchscreen iPad is undoubtedly going to dominate the tablet market for some time, with more than 4 million sold in Apple's fourth quarter that ended in 31 October.

Samsung and Google's Android mobile OS could be considered the biggest winners with the early success of the Galaxy Tab.