Google’s income from the Android platform continues to be a pretty interesting subject for analysts and internet users, considering the success of the Android OS.
Recently, the first financial data concerning Android were published on the internet.
Back in 2009, when Android was struggling to make a stand on the mobile market, Google made around 16,8 million dollars from this project. 15,7 million from advertising and 1,1 million dollars from selling applications, according to an internal report created by Andrew Rubin, the boss of the Mobile division over at Google. The report was issued in 2010.
The report came to light during the lawsuit between Oracle and Google, which started last week.
According to the report, Google’s income from the Android OS for the first 5 months of 2010 were 132,1 million dollars: 26,8 million from Advertising, 1,6 million from applications and 103,7 million from Nexus One sales.
Google’s plans for 2012 predict 840 million dollars in revenue from Android, or better said, 50 times more than in 2009.
Google expects this money to be made from advertising and selling mobile applications.
By the end of 2013 Google expects Android to make 1,34 billion dollars: 1,27 billion from advertising and the rest from application sales.
Even if the above mentioned report is pretty old, this is the first official document that puts some light on the financial success of the Android mobile operating system.