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[5]: Comment by cdude
by cdude on Sun 28th Jul 2013 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by cdude"
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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

That counter-example is wrong. If Motorola can't be profitable with Android then it shows only one thing: the close ties to Google are not competative advantage enough.

The whole mobile segment is full competition. Making products that sell good is what counts.

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