Based on a recent article, Android smartphones have half the market while Palm, Windows Mobile and RIM's fortunes have plummeted. So who has benefited from Android? There are Android programmers working at Google, but how much has Google made from giving Android away and how long can they continue to do so? Clearly overseas manufacturers like Samsung got a foothold in the American market because of Android, but did American manufacturers lose out? How many jobs as developers did Android make in America?