Google earns 80% of its mobile revenue from iOS, just 20% from Android

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  • Reply 81 of 88
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,109member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GTR View Post


    Pray, do tell, how the hell a fan of Apple products on a Apple-related website is 'trolling'?



    Perhaps you have a very different understanding of trolling than most internet users. Is it that Apple fans don't troll, or it's not trolling if the majority of the members wouldn't take the bait?

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trolling
  • Reply 82 of 88
    mikeb85mikeb85 Posts: 506member
    Google didn't release Android to make money. In fact, Google has released many programs that lose money. Google in general, is not in it to make money. They manage information, and create technology. Much of what they do they make open source.



    The advertising bit is simply the 'necessary' result of making everything free, not their 'raison d'être'. They've constantly given the middle finger to their investors, and somehow still constantly grow.



    Android's entire reason for existence is to become the new computing paradigm. To replace PCs, servers, etc... Google has also recently announced version 1 of their own programming language, 'Go'. Again, a step towards a (hopefully) brighter computing future.



    You can't measure Google's success in dollar terms, because that's not what they set out to do. And you can't compare iOS to Android in terms of dollars, numbers, etc... Android is beloved by many because it CAN replace a computer - I can do everything I need to do on my phone - though a few things are still somewhat clumsy.



    And it's very easy to completely avoid Google services on an Android phone, and never see a Google Ad. So looking at where Google makes it's money is completely missing the point.
  • Reply 83 of 88
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,686member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mikeb85 View Post


    Google didn't release Android to make money. In fact, Google has released many programs that lose money. Google in general, is not in it to make money. They manage information, and create technology. Much of what they do they make open source.



    The advertising bit is simply the 'necessary' result of making everything free, not their 'raison d'être'. They've constantly given the middle finger to their investors, and somehow still constantly grow.



    Android's entire reason for existence is to become the new computing paradigm. To replace PCs, servers, etc... Google has also recently announced version 1 of their own programming language, 'Go'. Again, a step towards a (hopefully) brighter computing future.



    You can't measure Google's success in dollar terms, because that's not what they set out to do. And you can't compare iOS to Android in terms of dollars, numbers, etc... Android is beloved by many because it CAN replace a computer - I can do everything I need to do on my phone - though a few things are still somewhat clumsy.



    And it's very easy to completely avoid Google services on an Android phone, and never see a Google Ad. So looking at where Google makes it's money is completely missing the point.



    Yeah it's sad that the nasty elves made them add advertising to search and made them track people.



    I hates the nasty elves who made Google make money.
  • Reply 84 of 88
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,503member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mikeb85 View Post


    Google didn't release Android to make money. In fact, Google has released many programs that lose money. Google in general, is not in it to make money. They manage information, and create technology. Much of what they do they make open source.



    The advertising bit is simply the 'necessary' result of making everything free, not their 'raison d'être'. They've constantly given the middle finger to their investors, and somehow still constantly grow.



    Android's entire reason for existence is to become the new computing paradigm. To replace PCs, servers, etc... Google has also recently announced version 1 of their own programming language, 'Go'. Again, a step towards a (hopefully) brighter computing future.



    You can't measure Google's success in dollar terms, because that's not what they set out to do. And you can't compare iOS to Android in terms of dollars, numbers, etc... Android is beloved by many because it CAN replace a computer - I can do everything I need to do on my phone - though a few things are still somewhat clumsy.



    And it's very easy to completely avoid Google services on an Android phone, and never see a Google Ad. So looking at where Google makes it's money is completely missing the point.



    Wait a minute? Google is not in this for the money? Really? Can anyone else support his claim, because none of it appears to line up with actual reality...
  • Reply 85 of 88
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Gatorguy View Post


    Perhaps you have a very different understanding of trolling than most internet users. Is it that Apple fans don't troll, or it's not trolling if the majority of the members wouldn't take the bait?

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=trolling



    It appears I do.



    What the hell are you doing using 'Urban Dictionary' as a source of reference?



    Let's try something a little more up-market:



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)



    "a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response"



    None of which was done.



    But I bet that sounds familiar, eh?
  • Reply 86 of 88
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,109member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GTR View Post


    It appears I do.



    What the hell are you doing using 'Urban Dictionary' as a source of reference?



    Let's try something a little more up-market:



    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_(Internet)



    "a troll is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as an online discussion forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response"



    None of which was done.



    But I bet that sounds familiar, eh?



    then kinda like your post for instance?
  • Reply 87 of 88
    dunksdunks Posts: 1,254member

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    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post





    Yes. 850,000 activations. Per minute. On 5 inch screens.


     


    At that rate the combined display area would be expected cover the entire surface of the earth in 147.48 years

  • Reply 88 of 88

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Slurpy View Post



     WIth Android, they're buying a phone that just happens to be running Android mot of the time, not because they specifically chose it.




    How would you know?

    Oh yes - you wouldn't!

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