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Author: Linda Sui
Publication Date: Feb 26 2015
Pages: 4
Report Type: Metrics, Word

Android Captures Tiny 11% Share of Global Smartphone Profit in Q4 2014

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Global smartphone operating profit grew +31% YoY to reach US$21 billion in Q4 2014. Android vendors combined took a record-low 11% global smartphone profit share, down from 29% one year ago. In contrast, Apple captured a record-high 89% profit share, up from 71% in Q4 2013. The weak profitability of Android is a major challenge for Google.

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