Discussion in 'hardware' started by SweX, May 16, 2013.
Of course, Samsung releases a new Android phone every month and only changed their names and the looks a little. And everyone buys their products. =V
Samsung earning more than Google from Android?
Hmmm not so sure.
If they garnered 95% profits, then sure, they make more than Google.
That's what math supposedly tells us.
These figures are about direct profits from devices sales.
Google's profits from Android are mainly indirect and so can't be as easily calculated.
- Google controls the default search engine / browsers of Android devices (more searches = more money from ads);
- Google controls the default app store of Android devices (more apps and more popular apps = more money from fees and incomes).
The title is a bit misleading but one can easily see what they're trying to say.
It's mostly about Android smartphones where Samsung is the market leader among its competitors right now. What I find a bit silly is that they also used the term "devices" which may also include tablets. The article lacks clarity on this front imo.
Question now is does Samsung hardware profits overshadow Google's software profits (and Nexus series)? If one looks at only the hardware portion, I'm inclined to think so.
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