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HTC Reports Big Profits, Thanks to Android

July 6, 2010 | by Jorge Parrales

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This morning, leading mobile phone maker HTC Corp announced some pretty impressive second quarter numbers, reporting a 33 percent increase of their profits from this same time last year. Their net income was reportedly around T$8.64 billion (US$268 million). HTC attributes this tremendous quarterly success to unprecedentedly strong sales revenues in the last three months.

According to IntoMobile, HTC sold 4.5 million devices in April alone, more than a third of the number of devices they sold all of last year.

If Android users have any company in particular to thank for the success and growth of the OS over the last two years, that company is HTC Corp. While many handset makers have now jumped on the Android bandwagon, HTC got things started for everyone with the Dream (G1) in 2008. Since then, the bar has been raised dramatically, in terms of hardware quality and software upgrades, and HTC has been there every step of the way. Now, with devices like the Nexus One, HTC Desire, Droid Incredible and HTC EVO 4G, there’s no question that HTC has staked a huge part of their future success on the continued evolution of the Android OS.

Thankfully, news like this is sure to equate to some great news for the Android community, as this opens the door for HTC to continue to play a big role in innovation and development for future Android handsets.