Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jul 2013 14:56 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "In smartphones, it's not all about Apple and Samsung anymore. For several years, these two companies have dominated the mobile phone-making business, successively one-upping each other with ever sleeker, more technologically sophisticated iPhones and Galaxy handsets that left would-be rivals grasping. But now the competition is stirring, and consumers are giving another look to brands they once ignored." Not only is Samsung now more profitable in mobile than Apple (next goalpost please), smaller Android manufacturers, such as LG, ZTE, and Lenovo, are making huge inroads, and are raking in growing profits - in fact, these three now belong to the top 5 mobile device makers. The common parlance that only Samsung is making a profit off Android is simply no longer true.
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RE[3]: Comment by cdude
by cdude on Fri 26th Jul 2013 17:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by cdude"
cdude
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LG is a prime example. They went WP, fall down to 2% marks share, shifted to Android just some time ago and have now near double as much smartphones sold this quarter then Nokia has (Asha's are not smartphones dear Nelson). Huawei and Lenovo are two more newcomers jumping from zero to profitable using Android.

Moto is exceptional, more difficult to compare with, cause of there stand as Google owned company. If Moto grows fast people, like our Nelson, will point out that's the reason. The other candidates, where no such inter-connection exists, are much closer to Nokia. Except Nokia, back then, would not start from zero but as market leader with the most loyal customer base. A highly profitable well-connected mobile gorilla multiple factors larger then Samsung and Apple back then.

Point is, those latest arguments given by Nokia's Elop why not also* Android are now even more wrong then before. That's what this article and the sudden success of LG, Huawei, Lenovo shows. Even Samsung shows it since back then it wasn't Samsung leading Android, it was HTC.

* The question is not and never was WP or Android. The question is why only WP? No competitor went all in**. Even ZTE, growing with Android, is also doing FirefoxOS now.

** Even Microsoft not went all in with Nokia. Samsung, HTC, Huawei do WP too.

Edited 2013-07-26 17:46 UTC

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