Oracle has recently pleaded for a court to stay or dismiss a patent infringement case related to Java that it has against Google. We’re not the type to get excited over lawsuits, but what Oracle put in their letter to the court caught or eye. Oracle estimated that Google was making $10M off of Android every day. Here it is in their own words: “Each day’s worth of activations likely generates approximately $10 million in annual mobile advertising revenue for Google.”
Oracle didn’t give an explanation on how they got this number, but according to patent expert Florian Muller of FOSS Patents, the figure is most likely based off the assumption that each Android device’s annual revenue for Google is about $14. You take that number and multiply it by the 700,000 Android devices activated every day, and you reach approximately $10M. Oracle also said that the $10M number doesn’t even include revenue from Android Market or other Android-related services.