Samsung makes 95 percent of all Android smartphone profits

By on May 16, 2013, 1:30 PM
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During the first quarter of 2013, Android smartphones led to an impressive $5.3 billion in profits across all of the companies selling them. That's a lot of money, but who is actually benefiting the most? Turns out, Samsung is responsible for 94.7 percent of the total profit from the mobile OS, according to a report from Strategy Analytics

In all, $5.1 billion of Samsung's total $7.9 billion in operating profit came from the sale of Android smartphones. With phones like the Galaxy S III, Galaxy S IV, and Galaxy Note II, it's easy to see that Samsung has the most popular devices on the market. 

LG came in second place with about $0.1 billion in profits from Android devices. The company's lineup lacks the depth and range to come anywhere near Samsung, which offers devices at many different price points.

All other companies combined totaled the remaning $0.1 billion. This number includes companies like Sony and HTC. Both of them make some of the highest-end Android devices on the market, which have been generally well received by reviewers, but apparently not so much by consumers.

Android's $5.3 billion accounted for 43% of the smartphone industry's operating profits, which reached $12.5 billion worldwide in the first quarter of this year. That leaves Samsung accounting for over 40 percent of the total earned in the smartphone industry during this period. 

Interestingly, the report claims Samsung now makes more money from the platform than Google, which puts the South Korean firm in a powerful position over Android going forward. 

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Guest said:

The new sheep has arose. Bahhhhhhh.................

JC713 JC713 said:

Not really surprising. LG cant keep up with Samsungs plethora of advertising.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Samsung has a big presence in just about every country in the world so it comes as no surprise. I wouldn't be surprised if you could find a Samsung phone dealer in the middle of the Atacama desert.

3 people like this | gamoniac said:

In retrospect, Nokia has made a good move going with Windows Phone. Yes, they still don't make much, but they are clearly in a better position than fighting for that $0.1 billion with the other Android phone manufacturers (LG, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, etc, etc.). At least they are still surviving...

Let's hope Nokia and Blackberry stay alive for the sake of competition.

Chazz said:

In retrospect, Nokia has made a good move going with Windows Phone. Yes, they still don't make much, but they are clearly in a better position than fighting for that $0.1 billion with the other Android phone manufacturers (LG, HTC, Huawei, Motorola, etc, etc.). At least they are still surviving...

Let's hope Nokia and Blackberry stay alive for the sake of competition.

Exactly what I was gonna say. Every other Android manufacturer is in trouble.

Archean Archean, TechSpot Paladin, said:

+1 gamoniac and Chazz

From another angle, it also means, if someone can take down Sammy, or Sammy decide to jump ship for something of their kitchen, android could be in huge trouble.

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