Strategy Analytics: Samsung took home 95% of Q1 Android profits
The overall smartphone industry reported $12.5 billion in sales during the first quarter, 43% of which was related to Android. And when you break down Android sales even more, you get to see the domination that Samsung has on the platform. Based on numbers from Gartner, Sammy had 30.8% of the smartphone market with 64.7 million units delivered to end users. That's right, we said end users, not shipments.
Despite this domination of the Android platform by Samsung, Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently denied that there is any tension between Google and Samsung. Last year, there was some speculation that Google had a fear that Samsung would start dictating standards for Android in the face of strong sales for two Android models, the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II. But the fact that Samsung introduced a stock Android model of the Samsung Galaxy S4 at Google I/O would seem to indicate some level of cooperation between the two still exists.