Preceding this month Oracle got a federal judge to agree to show it certain details of Google’s revenue-sharing agreements involving Android.
Now an Oracle Corp lawyer told that Google Inc.’s Android operating system has generated revenue of $31 billion and $22 billion in profit from the Playstore and the ads displayed on the apps said in court while a lawyer for Google did not discuss the figure, according to a transcript of the hearing in a Northern California federal court last week.
But he said the Alphabet Inc unit might be willing to disclose more information about the revenue produced by Android as part of the court proceedings, the transcript reviewed by Reuters showed.
The Android mobile operating system began with the release of the Android alpha in November 2007. The first commercial version was Android 1.0 released in September 2008.
Oracle is blaming Google for using its Java software without paying for it to develop Android. Google said in a court filing on Wednesday that the Android disclosures should not have been made public, and asked the court to place it under seal due to Oracle’s attorney disclosing information from documents that Google says were for an “attorney’s eyes only” and noted that it does not break out earnings for Android.
Google does not publicly allocate revenues or profits to Android separate and apart from Google’s general business Google’s lawyers wrote in the filing. “That non-public financial data is highly sensitive, and public disclosure could have significant negative effects on Google’s business.
Google and Oracle have been arguing in court for a long time and Oracle wants a share of the Android earning claiming that the OS has been using Java to develop the mobile platforms.