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Well this settles two things: 1. The high end android phones are outselling the iPhone. 2. Phablets are a large part of the smartphone landscape. Phablets alone are selling 1.6x as many units as the iPhone sells, and there are only two phablets that fall into something other than the high end category that I'm aware of - the two Galaxy Mega models, which are mid-tier phones. Outside of the phablet category are most of the flagship models of the last year (assuming the...
 I would pick the same two you chose.  Motorola isn't going anywhere post-acquisition, and LG is just enormous.  I'm not sure how much of a barrier there is between LG's divisions, but it's entirely possible for them to sustain losses in their phone division until eternity as long as they continue being profitable in other divisions.
 You're definitely confusing profits with revenues for the exact reasons I wrote before.  Revenues are perfectly correlated with sales.  Profits are only somewhat correlated with sales.  If you had said that high-end phones generate higher gross income, no ifs, ands, or buts about it, then you'd be right.  After you get your gross income, though, you subtract expenses to get profits.  When you see the charts showing company profits, those charts aren't showing you profit...
 First off, you're confusing profits with revenues.  If I knew the revenues brought in by sales, then I could estimate the sales numbers.  Profitability takes into account expenses.  These companies could be making revenues hand over fist but report losses if their expenses are greater than sales.  When accounting rules come into play, profitability becomes less and less meaningful because companies are required to subtract phantom expenses like depreciation and capital...
 No, my expectation of the combined sales of 4 companies doesn't speak at all to profitability.
He is Dilger!
I agree Samsung is dominating the other OEMs but I'm pretty sure that they (HTC, Motorola, LG, and Sony) together sell more than 50% of Samsung's volume of high-end phones, which is how much they would need to sell to outsell the iPhone.
So if Samsung alone is selling 2/3 of Apple's volume in high-end phones, can we all finally agree that high-end Android phones combined outsell the iPhone?
Weird. I tried the same questions and got answers for all but the algebra using Google Now.
 Can't disagree with you.  I haven't gotten to use Kit Kat yet, so I can't say whether these features will turn out to create a significantly more useful operating system.  Regardless, neither feature would detract from your experience.  They provide benefits and options at no cost.
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