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 judgen on Fri 26th Jul 2013 21:06 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by cdude"
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

To be frank: The lack of HTC profits is due to paying the microsoft tax on trheir android devices. The others that are making money do not.

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RE[6]: Comment by cdude
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 26th Jul 2013 21:12 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by cdude"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I thought there were other vendors that had also capitulated. In anycase, I'd re-examine those. things like the fat patents shouldn't really be an issue if there is no external sdcard and they use MTP for file transfers.

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