We know Google never reveals the revenue or profit it makes with its mobile operating system, Android. However, it seems that this secret of Google is now revealed by Oracle. The database maker has filed an attorney in an ongoing lawsuit against Google, where it revealed that a total of $31 billion revenue has been made by the latter. If we believe the lawsuit, then the $22 billion revenue from the total profit made is from Android only till date.
Google says that these figures are derived from the internal financial documents of the company, which are very confidential. Adding to the statement, the manufacturer said that Oracle should not have disclosed this “extremely sensitive information” publicly as it was meant for the Attorney only.
The company said in a court filing that they don’t publicly allocate the revenues and profits to Android separate apart from their general business. The non-public financial data of the company is highly sensitive and if disclosed publicly could have significant negative impacts on the business of Google.
Google, which is a California based company, requested the court to edit the related portions of the public transcript from last week’s hearing. Following this request, the transcript was removed from the electronic court records.
In 2010, the lawsuit accused Google of copyright violation, said that the company has used Java API on the Android operating system without any prior permission. In a reply to this, Google said that API’s can’t be copyrighted but the court ruled otherwise in 2014. This was followed by the search giant taking this battle to the Supreme court, which upheld the ruling from the lower court. Currently, the ongoing arguments are for the damages that Oracle can receive from Google.