Or­a­cle lawyer says An­droid gen­er­ated $31b rev­enue

The Pak Banker - - COMPANIES/BOSS -

Google's An­droid op­er­at­ing sys­tem has gen­er­ated rev­enue of about $31 bil­lion and profit of $22 bil­lion since its re­lease, an Or­a­cle Corp lawyer told a U.S. court hear­ing the soft­ware com­pany's copy­right law­suit against Google.

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, An­droid 1.0, was re­leased Septem­ber 2008.

Or­a­cle is ac­cus­ing Google of 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.

The doc­u­ment, which had been avail­able elec­tron­i­cally at a San Fran­cisco court­house, was re­moved from the pub­licly ac­ces­si­ble por­tion of the court's com­puter sys­tem while a Reuters reporter was re­view­ing it on Thurs­day af­ter­noon.

It is not clear what oc­curred or whether the doc­u­ment would be­come avail­able again. Google was not im­me­di­ately avail­able for com­ment. Or­a­cle de­clined to com­ment.

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