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Google Makes $2 Billion Every Year From The iPhone
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the title of this news story is completely wrong but it isn’t. Google has made more money from the iPhone than it has from its own OS (Android) since 2008. Now you may be wondering “how can this be?”
Well, Oracle has you may already know sued Google for infringement of patents and out of that suit came some serious number crunching regarding certain items of revenue that Google makes. One such item was the amount it has made from Android since launching the OS under its umbrella in 2008. According to figures compiled by the Guardian Newspaper in England, Google has made roughly $543 million from Android handsets since launch 2008.
By contrast, the search giant has made over $2.5 billion through mobile ads delivered directly on Apple’s iPhone. This is staggering statistics and shows just how the mobile game is being played—sometimes things aren’t how they seem. Google is the top-dog in search queries across most platforms and presently accounts for 97% of all mobile searches. Even with Apple’s emerging smart search capability found in Siri, it still cannot dent Google’s dominance.
So, if you’ve ever wondered how Google makes so much money from an OS platform that it doesn’t own, now you know. Advertising is a powerful thing.