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Samsung dominates the Android market

Samsung is destroying all other competitors in the Android smartphone market with the popularity of its devices. A new report is in from Strategy Analytics that shows during Q1 of 2013, Samsung captured 95% of global Android smartphone profits.

Strategy Analytics reports that total smartphone profits during the quarter reached $5.3 billion according to estimates. The research firm also says that the Android platform accounted for 43% of the entire smartphone industry's operating profits. 

Samsung is estimated to have generated $5.1 billion in operating profit around the globe during Q1. Strategy Analytics says that Samsung owes the massive share of profits it grabbed to its efficient supply chain, sleek products, and effective marketing.

LG was in second place with a mere 3% of the global profit share. The research firm estimates that LG generated operating profits during Q1 of $0.1 billion leaving all other Android device makers to fight over the $0.1 billion that was left.

Strategy Analytics believes that Samsung is such a heavyweight in the Android smartphone market that it could use its power to request first or exclusive updates for Android software before rival manufacturers. 

Source: Strategy Analytics

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RE: Not to mention...
By Tony Swash on 5/16/2013 11:13:08 AM , Rating: -1
Android has around 75% of the market share for smartphones, but only 43% of the profits. Wonder who is still getting most of the rest of that pie??

I'm guessing a company named after a fruit.

There are only two companies making any money in mobile and that's Samsung and Apple, the former sells more units but the latter makes more money. The competition in the phone market is not between iOS and Android it's between Apple and Samsung and both seem to be doing very well and will almost certainly continue to do very well.

RE: Not to mention...
By retrospooty on 5/16/2013 11:28:33 AM , Rating: 2
"There are only two companies making any money in mobile "

Yes, but there are lots of companies making great products that we can buy.

RE: Not to mention...
By karlostomy on 5/17/2013 10:11:00 PM , Rating: 1
the latter makes more money.

Interesting quote.

Isn't it also true that "the latter" is losing marketshare and is posting lower profits?

Something to think about.

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