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[3]: Profit or market share
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 27th Jul 2013 14:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Profit or market share"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

LG, for instance, increased its year-over-year profits in mobile by 34.5%.

http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/24/lg-q2-earnings-record-smartphone...

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RE[4]: Profit or market share
by Nelson on Sat 27th Jul 2013 16:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Profit or market share"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

How much of it was derived from their handset sales, and what's their profit share of the smartphone market as a percentage?

And lets see the same thing for the other Android OEMs.

You're not going to like the result.

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RE[5]: Profit or market share
by chithanh on Sun 28th Jul 2013 17:04 in reply to "RE[4]: Profit or market share"
chithanh Member since:
2006-06-18

what's their profit share
Their profits don't become somehow worse just because someone else makes even more profits.

And lets see the same thing for the other Android OEMs.
Which OEMs are you talking about? Not a Top 10 vendor for sure? Sony, Huawei and HTC are profitable

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