How much profit did vendors capture from Android-powered phones?

Following-up on the profitability discussion for the top eight vendors, I built a chart to show estimated profit capture from smartphones, further dividing the vendors into inter-dependent (own OS) and modular (licensed OS)[1].

The areas shown represent total profits by vendor and architecture. The totals:

  • Inter-dependent: $3.83 billion
  • Modular: $0.59 billion

Most of the modular profits came from selling Android devices.

[1]  Samsung and Nokia profits from Smartphones are not directly available and are estimated.