It is rumored that Google shares the advertising revenues from mobile applications on Android smartphones with carrier and handset partners. It is reported that Google paid phone makers and carriers for shipping Android Mobile with a portion of the ad sales it collects from Google applications consumed on those Android devices. This agreement is also designed for carriers and partners that sell the phones which are included with preinstalled Google’s mobile applications like Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Shopper, and Google Buzz and so on.
On the other hand, Google is apparently denied the deal mentioned previously. Google’s spokesperson argued that Google at the moment only shares sales collected from search advertising. Google maintains the only revenue sharing with carriers and handset partners is from paying carriers a cut of its search-related advertising sales. Also, it is stated that Google shares revenue on search not in Android Mobile application.
Additionally, the same rule is also applied for other non-Android devices that use Google as the default search engine. If in other way it is true Google takes revenues from all devices use its search engine, it means that Google may get a huge number of profit derives from any devices including the non-Android devices like Apple, Microsoft, Palm, and Nokia.
Accordingly, it may let negative opinion to appear if Google is really paying partners ad shares for such applications. It also may harm Google’s reputation. In addition, apart from the spreading rumor, Android Mobile seems like enlarging learning that the latest five Android smartphone are announced including phones from Sprint and HTC, Kyocera, Motorola, Dell and Samsung.