Android makes Google $22bn in profit, Oracle claims in court

Android makes Google $22bn in profit, Oracle claims in court

Google’s Android mobile operating system generates revenues of $31bn and makes $22bn in profit, a lawyer representing Oracle has sensationally claimed.

Bloomberg reported that the financial information was made during the database manufacturer’s US lawsuit against the search engine in which it claims that Google used its Java software without permission.

Large numbers

Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system with only Apple’s iOS providing any sort of competition in terms of user numbers. The success of the platform has given the internet giant a great deal of power within the mobile market and has created powerful alliances between Google and a number of the major manufacturers such as Samsung.

Recently there have been efforts to use Google’s open source policy to develop different iterations of the OS. One of the most well-known of these is Cyanogen which has been featured in handsets by a number of manufacturers including Wileyfox and BQ.

Settling scores

Oracle’s case against Google is just one of a number of long running legal battles between tech brands. Google themselves have been engaged in several legal disputes with rivals over the last couple of years.

In October of 2015 the search engine decided to settle all 20 of the disputes it had with Microsoft on cases which had been disputed for over 5 years.


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