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Re: How Google won the smartphone wars - really?

Well sure Google is making a ton of money by giving away Android and using it to shove ads in everyone's eyeballs, but if none of the OEMs are making money at it aside from Samsung the question that has to be asked is "why does everyone else keep at it?"

Either these companies are stupid and keep investing in developing new models hoping "this one will turn things around so we finally make a profit" or they have a source of income that is getting missed in the figures being presented. Are they getting paid to add crapware onto Android phones, like how PC OEMs are? Are they collecting personal information to sell? Any other ideas for how they can make money beyond the selling price? Either they are stupid and keep selling products that are money losers, or they're smarter and more devious than they're being given credit for and have found a way to make money at this game.

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