Apple has always been extraordinarily talkative when it comes to sales figures – Google took a more mum approach.
Mobile Business Briefing now claims the following:
Google used its Q3 earnings last night to highlight the “huge positive revenue impact” being made by the firm’s Android smartphone OS.
CEO Larry Page said that Google’s ad revenues via mobile devices had grown by two-and-half times over the last year and was on track to hit US$2.5 billion per annum. This is up from the US$1 billion figure Google cited a year ago, which was the first time it had attributed a dollar value to its mobile business.
Page hailed the “mind-boggling” growth of Android, noting that 190 million devices had now been activated globally, and was upbeat on the platform’s future roadmap. “I’m super excited about the soon-to-be released new version of Android called Ice Cream Sandwich,” he said. “You won’t believe what we have managed to get done in this release.”
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