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[4]: Comment by cdude
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 26th Jul 2013 18:10 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by cdude"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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The only reason I listed Motorola, is for the counter example. If Motorola can't be profitable despite its close ties to Google, well then its really difficult to make money with android and Nokia might have a valid point.

You can't forget that HTC despite its stellar phones and reviews is not very profitable with android. If others besides samsung are doing well, then it must be something HTC is doing wrong. When Nokia made the statement, they were kind of pointing at HTC as the poster child of a company destroyed by samsung.

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