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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Improving, but why?
by avgalen on Thu 1st Aug 2013 13:56 UTC
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From the article title:
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.

From the original pdf:
Operating income of 5.9 billion yen was recorded, compared to an operating loss of 28.1 billion yen in the same quarter of the previous fiscal year. This significant improvement was primarily due to the above-mentioned increase in sales of smartphones. Operating income during the current quarter included a benefit of 7.0 billion yen due to the reversal of a patent royalty accrual.

Without that "reversal of a patent royalty accrual" they would have still made a loss

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