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Android revenues have brought $31 billion to Google

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The report on this issue was originally made by Bloomberg.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.

Android Revenues Bring Google BillionsThe 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.

More BlackBerry Android smartphones on the way after Priv

The company has confirmed that it will be moving ahead with mobile devices using that operating system.

The release of the first BlackBerry Android smartphones is already underway as the Priv became available earlier this month and as the company watches its sales to see whether or not this device will make a difference in its rate of recovery.

That said, according to BlackBerry, it will not be halting its creation of hardware and it has a plan in mind.

In fact, recently, the company confirmed that the Priv will not be the last of the BlackBerry Android smartphones. Media reports have shown that an advanced security solutions expert from the company’s Advisory Division, Nader Henein, revealed that the use of the Google mobile operating system in the company’s handsets “wouldn’t be a once-off” occurrence. He went on to point out that purchasing an Android usage license “is too expensive and it is a mass market product – it is for consumers, it is for enterprise, and is really for anyone who likes the keyboard and the versatility of the operating system.”

It was also pointed out that Google has been supportive about the creation of BlackBerry Android smartphones.

Blackberry Android Smartphones - More To ComeThis came as surprising news to many in the mobile technology industry as it has been a relatively common occurrence for BlackBerry to take shots at Google’s security levels, saying that the tech giant’s efforts to secure its operating system and its security controls have been insufficient.

That said, it is obvious that there is also some advantage for Google in this arrangement, if only that BlackBerry – a company very well known for its high level of mobile security – would add the Android operating system to its devices.

At the same time, what is not yet known is whether or not the use of the Android operating system will actually cut into the strong reputation that BlackBerry has in mobile security. It is a considerable risk, but considering the way the company’s smartphone sales have been going, it is clearly one that the company was willing to take.

Now, the world will be watching not only the progress of the Priv sales, but it’s certain that the rumors will start flying about what will be next in BlackBerry Android smartphones.