Thursday, May 3, 2012

Judge at Google-Oracle trial reveals that Google's Android platform lost money every quarter in 2010

The judge in the litigation between Oracle and Google today revealed in court that Google's Android mobile platform had been a money loser for the company in every quarter of 2010, according to a report from Reuters.

The jury in the case being argued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, is currently deliberating. But in a hearing outside of the presence of the jury, U.S. District Judge William Alsup revealed that Google had lost money in all four quarters of 2010, but did not disclose a figure for the losses, but Reuters quotes Alsup as saying that it "adds up to a big loss for the whole year."

Because Google does not break out its Android platform financial performance in its earnings statements, it is a glimpse at how the mobile operating system platform is performing for the company.