According to recent reports, the tech giant’s profits from that amount were about $22 billion.
An attorney for Oracle has recently released a figure that has shown that Android revenues for Google since its original launch have been an estimated $31 billion, with $22 billion of that amount consisting of profit.
The figures were released by the lawyer as a part of the lawsuit Oracle has filed against Google.
The report on this issue was originally made by Bloomberg. It stated that within the lawsuit, it is claimed that Google has been using the Java software from Oracle in order to generate its mobile operating system and that it has been generating these Android revenues without having paid for the use of the Java software in the first place. The figures quoted by the lawyer had to do with the earnings that had been generated from a range of different mobile services and products.
The Android revenues included everything from app purchases to ads running on the operating system.
The figures shared by Oracle were based on internal financial documents from Google and included the earnings from app purchases within the Play store and Google supplied ads that were run on the mobile OS. Google was quite displeased with the fact that Oracle had obtained and openly shared those figures that were meant to remain internal.
Google expressed its displeasure in the form of a request that it made for a redacting of the figures from the public transcript of the case. It said that “Google does not publicly allocate revenues or profits to Android separate and apart from Google’s general business.” The request went on to say that “That non-public financial data is highly sensitive, and public disclosure could have significant negative effects on Google’s business.”
As of the writing of this article, the decision as to whether or not the Android revenues and profits would be redacted from the case’s public transcript had not yet been laid down. It is not yet known whether the figures will be allowed to remain or whether they will indeed be blocked from the public eye. What is known is that the media has already taken hold of the figures published by Bloomberg.