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Dell confirms it will exit smartphone business, drop Android

Zach Epstein

Dell Smartphone Business Exit

The global smartphone industry is expected to grow to reach $150 billion in 2014, and Dell (DELL) wants no part of it. According to Jeff Clarke, head of Dell’s consumer business, the company has no plans to re-enter the smartphone race anytime soon. ”It needs a lot of investments to really be successful,” Clarke told Forbes on Wednesday during the Dell World conference, and the company is apparently unwilling to make those investments.

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Clarke also confirmed that Dell is done with Android for the time being, instead focusing on tablets running Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows 8 platform. ”It’s a content play with Android. Amazon is selling books and Google is making it up with search. So far we couldn’t find a way to build a business on Android,” the executive said.

This article was originally published by BGR

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