“Android revenues are a closely guarded secret, but it seems that a court filing has finally revealed them and there’s nothing to brag about. Google seems to have a sustainable business with Android as long as it can keep the exponential growth of the platform but it reaps little revenue, and actually it gets much more from iOS handsets,” Victor H. reports for phoneArena.
“The Guardian’s Charles Arthur suggests that if we subtract Android from the overall mobile income, we’d arrive at Google’s revenue from iOS. And the results are eye-opening – iOS brings 4 to 5 times more revenue to Google than Android,” Victor H. reports. “In 2011 alone, iOS brought five times more revenue than Android. iOS brought $8.33 in revenue to the search behemoth, while Android cashed in $1.70.”
Victor H. reports, “And if we take an average 2-year lifespan for an Android device, we’d see that Google makes around $3.50 from it. Apple – in stark contrast – has $576.3 for each iOS device sold in 2011.”
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