Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Aug 2013 09:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Like LG, Sony's smartphone division is now also doing quite well:

In the three months between April and June of this year, Sony saw both a "significant increase in unit sales" of its Android smartphones and an improved average selling price per handset. That's at the heart of the company's improved profitability.

The common parlance that only Samsung is profiting off Android is, as I've said before, simply no longer true. All it took for companies like LG and Sony to become profitable with Android is to, you know, stop making crap phones, and start producing good ones.

Shocker.

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by Deviate_X on Thu 1st Aug 2013 12:29 UTC
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The real question is: how did Sony ship 10 million very expensive smartphones and barely avoid a loss, while Samsung and Apple are counting their profits in the billions?

Sony would have had a better return if they had put the money in some random common high street bank offering a below inflation interest rate. If you aren't beating inflation your actually making a loss. This is the reason people say that only Apple and Samsung are making meaningful profits.

Edited 2013-08-01 12:34 UTC

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