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 Nelson on Fri 26th Jul 2013 19:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by 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.

I'm not counting Asha shipments, I don't much care. Nokia is fast approaching double digit millions with Lumia shipments, and them cracking that list will prove WP is moving mainstream. Something some have said was impossible.

LG never really tried with WP, Nokia did.

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.

Actually no. Drop the strawman. Ill go on record and say that Moto wont really grow quickly at all. If they do, come back and quote me on this.

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.

Moto will likely do no better than LG or Sony. I'd be extremely surprised. Everyone says wait for Moto X, so I'll wait, but well see.

These were probably the only coherent set of points in your comment so I'll stop here.

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