Originally Posted by afv011
Yes, but the profit margins on smartphones have been outrageous. Google may not be making any money on the 8GB Nexus 4, but they're certainly making some on the 16GB, as 8GB extra doesn't cost you $50. Should they manage to keep supply up, I can't see anybody else maintaining the king-ransom prices they're currently asking for smartphones.
If all these companies are charging a king's ransom, why is it that the only ones making any profits are apple (high price devices) and samsung (own their supply side), now some of the others may be incompetent but the idea that they are all just squandering excessive profits on high-priced devices seems a little unlikely.