Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 16:37 UTC
Windows Microsoft's Terry Myerson, corporate vice president of Windows Phone, talks about the competition. "With iPhone, I sense that it's running out of steam. With iOS, [Apple] just added a fifth row of icons. Android is... kind of a mess. Look at Samsung - there's clearly mutiny going on. The only OEM making money off of Android is Samsung." There's truth to all these statements, which makes it all the more surprising that Microsoft appears to be unable to properly capitalise on them. Sure, WP appears to be doing well in a few select markets, but by no means the kind of success Microsoft and (Nokia) was banking on. Microsoft will pull through. Nokia on the other hand...
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by twitterfire on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:13 UTC
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" The only OEM making money off of Android is Samsung."

So, if you don't make billions, you don't make money. Making just 1 billion or a hundred million, clearly doesn't matter.

There are lots and lots of smaller Android vendors. LG, Sony, HTC, Motorola might not make as much as Samsung but they are making some money. Chinese companies like Lenovo, Huawei, Zte, Xiaomi, Star, Jiayu which sell tens of millions of Android devices make even less money.

Not anybody is so greedy, not all vendors are cashing in like Apple and Samsung but Android is in hundreds millions of devices and that is what matters.

Like it or not, Android is the dominant mobile platform.

Saying that you don't make money selling Android devices, won't help MS sell more Windows Phones or tablets.

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