While we have seen Google’s Android OS grow rapidly with 850,000 activated devices daily and over 50% of the market share does Google make much from it? All reports currently show that Google still makes more from iOS than its own Android OS. The reports that we have dove into show that Google makes not only more but almost four times more from iOS than Android.
Where does Google make their money with iOS you might be thinking? Well since Google is a search company and not a software company they are profiting from iPhone and iPad from ad revenue.
“seeing a huge positive revenue impact from mobile, which has grown 2.5 times in the last 12 months to a run rate of over $2.5bn.” Notice how he used the word, “mobile?”
Asymco has charted out revenue difference based on operating system and it seems 2010 was crazy for iOS and very slow for Android:
While they may be in competition Google does not have ill thoughts toward Apple’s iOS. Since it looks as though iOS is easily Google’s largest revenue generator for mobile income we can assume they will continue to offer iOS search capabilities.