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Samsung rakes in 95 per cent of Android profits

South Korean phone maker takes in $5.1 billion of the Android platform's $7.9 billion profit
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Android may continue to be the most popular mobile operating system in the world, but it would seem that Samsung is the one raking in the benefits.

Estimates from research firm Strategy Analytics report that the Android platform generated a $7.9 billion profit in Q1 of 2013, with $5.1 billion of that being captured by Samsung.

A closer look at the figures reveals that $5.1 billion to be a whopping 94.7 per cent share of Android's entire profits.

In second place, but by no means close, was LG and its profits of $119 million. Whilst nothing about a profit of that size is feeble, it results in just a 2.5 per cent Android profit share.

Meanwhile, rival handset makers HTC, Sony and ZTE combined for just a 2.7 per cent share.

Whilst the results would at first suggest manufacturers outside of Samsung are struggling in the market, it's simply a case of the South Korean firm's dominance as the world's leading smartphone maker.

Expect the figures to grow even further following the recent release of Samsung's flagship Galaxy s 4 device.

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