Monday, May 20, 2013

Google-Samsung and the Android Ecosystem

A study by Strategy Analytics shows that Samsung currently captures nearly 95 percent of global Android system smartphone profits.  (click on Exhibit 1 from the report to see a full-sized version of the graphic)  Along with LG, the two Korean companies reportedly account for 97 percent of operating profits from the sale of Android smartphones worldwide.
The Strategy Analytics news release also included the following interesting observation by Neil Mawston, Executive Director. “Samsung is, for now, the undisputed king of the global Android smartphone industry. We believe Samsung generates more revenue and profit from the Android platform than Google does. Samsung has strong market power and it may use this position to influence the future direction of the Android ecosystem. For example, Samsung could request first or exclusive updates of new software from Android before rival hardware vendors.”

1 comment:

  1. Hello, I'd like to say. The actual problem with samsung phones is the UI, touchwiz is simply the most awful ui out there, my s3, when it was brand new had a lot of lag, and guess what? its still there on the s4. the s4 google edition on the other hand will be easily the fastest device out there. htc has done a better job on the one x and the one than samsung has. a lot of bloatware that nobody uses.. thanks~ Angelina