Google Has Profited Four Times More From iPhone Than Android

Charles Arthur, The Guardian:

Android generated less than $550m in revenues for Google between 2008 and the end of 2011, if figures provided by the search giant as part of a settlement offer with Oracle ahead of an expected patent and copyright infringement trial are an accurate guide.

The figures also suggest that Apple devices such as the iPhone, which use products such as its Maps as well as Google Search in its Safari browser, generated more than four times as much revenue for Google as its own handsets in the same period.

I’ve said it before and will say it again: Google made a mistake by deciding to oppose rather than ally with Apple on mobile.

โ˜… Thursday, 29 March 2012

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