Samsung ‘undisputed’ Android king, takes 95 percent of Q1 profits

In a first quarter which saw smartphones powered by Google’s Android operating system (OS) generate US$5.3 billion in operating profit, Samsung Electronics managed to capture 94.7 percent of the overall market.

According to a study by Strategy Analytics released Wednesday, the overall smartphone industry raked in US$12.5 billion in operating profit during the first three months of this year. Of this, the Android platform accounted for 43 percent, or US$5.3 billion, during the quarter, it noted.