Oracle says Android has generated $31 billion for Google

By Scorpus
Jan 22, 2016
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  1. The ongoing legal battle between Oracle and Google over Android has potentially revealed just how much Google has made from their mobile operating system: $31 billion in revenue, and $22 billion in profit.

    The financial figures relating to Android were revealed by a lawyer for Oracle during court proceedings last week. Google said that the financial figures are "extremely sensitive information" that were meant for "attorney's eyes only", and asked the judge to redact portions of the transcript as "public disclosure could have significant negative effects on Google’s business."

    The court records were eventually removed, but not before Bloomberg nabbed the confidential information. The transcript did not reveal exactly how Google made $31 billion from Android, although it's widely known the company makes money from ads shown on the platform, as well as from purchases through the Play Store.

    Oracle also revealed that Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to be the default search engine on their iOS devices. This deal between the two tech giants has since been revised into a revenue sharing agreement, presumably from ads that are shown on iOS devices.

    The lawsuit between the two companies began in 2010 when Oracle alleged that Google used a modified version of Java in Android without paying the appropriate compensation. A jury initially ruled in Google's favor, but that was later overturned through several appeals. Google has since exhausted all available appeals, and the companies are now arguing over damages.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,114   +1,379

    This is why Oracle bought Java in the first place, so they can pester everyone in the industry for it.
    Darth Shiv, wastedkill and p51d007 like this.
  3. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 820   +389

    ..and now that they are dying, since java has run its course, they have resorted to bullying.
    Darth Shiv, wastedkill and p51d007 like this.
  4. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,373   +310

    "A jury initially ruled in Google's favor, but that was later overturned through several appeals" Several.. lets all take that in... is oracle really that desperate???
  5. umbala

    umbala TS Addict Posts: 163   +135

    Java is crap and I absolutely loathe Oracle. That company is run by human garbage and the worst kind of corporate scumbags on the planet. They bought Java with the sole purpose of extorting money out of as many companies as possible. I hope Java fades into oblivion and Oracle goes bankrupt as soon as possible.
  6. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 417   +44

    Wow! unanimity on all fronts...
  7. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Maniac Posts: 798   +217

    Yes, they really are.
  8. mojorisin23

    mojorisin23 TS Booster Posts: 109   +14

    The only thing worse than Java is Flash... both companies should be disbanded

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