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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RE[4]: Comment by Nelson
by jared_wilkes on Thu 1st Aug 2013 14:43 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Nelson"
jared_wilkes
Member since:
2011-04-25

Do you think should it pick MS mobile OS...


Did you actually read my comment above? Clearly not...

My point being: whether or not Android did exist, they would likely tower over every other OEM excepting Apple. Android might benefit Samsung in relationship to competing with Apple, but that benefit may or may not exceed the benefits of their manufacturing prowess, component integration, cost efficiencies, carrier relationships, massive product lines covering all possible needs, markets, and costs, massive advertising budget that dwarfs virtually any other across all industries, and innumerable dirty tricks. Might. However, the complete lack of any evidence whatsoever that anyone else is actually benefitting at all (potentially or demonstrably) rather than being in the same poor shape, or even worse, doesn't turn those mights into a demonstration that Android is the source of benefit to the market place.

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RE[5]: Comment by Nelson
by acobar on Thu 1st Aug 2013 16:28 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Nelson"
acobar Member since:
2005-11-15

Did you actually read my comment above? Clearly not...


If you read the whole paragraph you would see that I did.

Anyway, my point was, if not for Android, most of "wanna be" smartphone manufactures would not exist today (but would in future if the other projects mature enough).

Also, I said that the success of Samsung can not be derived of Android factor only as also can not the lack of it by other manufactures. Success is a combination of opportunity and competence at right time and most of the competitors were not ready when the smartphone boom started.

Edited 2013-08-01 16:29 UTC

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RE[6]: Comment by Nelson
by jared_wilkes on Thu 1st Aug 2013 16:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by Nelson"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

There is no way you could have been reading my comment if you think I was recommending Windows Phone as an alternative.

Further, I don't need to argue that absent Android things would be worse or similar. All I need to argue is that Android is not benefiting anyone outside of Samsung (and even then it is arguable).

Edited 2013-08-01 16:53 UTC

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