Google has beaten analyst expectations this quarter, with $14.9 billion in consolidated revenue and $11.9 billion in net revenue. In their earnings call, which wrapped up moments ago, Google noted their revenue was up 12% over Q3 2012.
The words "Google" and "design" are not usually two words you utter in the same breath without some sort of negation in between. But for the the past years Google has, slowly but surely, made strides in reinventing itself and its products, bringing it much closer to that aesthetic domain that has previously solely been Apple's purview.
Back at Google's I/O developer event in May the company announced how well their Play Store had been doing. Claiming roughly 48 billion apps downloaded, and over 900 million Android devices in the wild. Pretty impressive feat. This week we've learned things are still on target for unprecedented growth as Google's Larry Page confirmed even more numbers during their quarterly earnings call.
Today Google hosted their annual earning reports for Q1 2013, and we've been getting all sorts of information about revenues, how much Motorola lost this quarter, and now things are turning towards products. If you're listening along Google's CEO Larry Page might not sound excited by his calm, almost sleepy voice, but he had some good things to say about plenty of upcoming products.
This afternoon Google's own Larry Page informed the world of the shocking news that Andy Rubin was stepping down as head of the Android team, and now Andy has shared a few comments himself. In an email to partners and the Open Handset Alliance Rubin talks about his departure, and that he's an "entrepreneur at heart" among other things. Read on for more details.
Back in September Google announced that nearly 500 million Android devices had been activated to date, and at a rate of nearly 1.3 million a day. Today along with the news that Andy Rubin will be stepping down as head of Android, Larry Page also threw in a new number for us to boast - and it's a big one!
As I'm sure many of you are aware, Google's currently in the middle of their Q4 2012 earnings report. Earlier today we mentioned their entire Q4 details resulting in more than $14.4 billion in revenue, but now we're hearing little details from Google's own Larry Page. We'll be listening to the entire call but he briefly mentioned the Nexus supply issue and we thought you'd like to hear.
None other than Google's Larry Page recently had a nice conversation and interview with the folks at Wired, and we heard some neat comments. Talks about Google+, social media, Android of course, and lots about Motorola. Last year Google purchased Motorola Mobility largely for their patent portfolio, but in the interview Larry gently talks about the acquisition, and what is in store for Motorola's future.
Google's CEO Larry Page recently sat down with Fortune and managed to talk about a wide variety of topics. Everything from Motorola making a Nexus device to Google+, Wallet, Amazon, Steve Jobs and even how Google is still only sitting at one percent of where they should be.
A largely talked about report came out of Reuters today regarding the recent lawsuit and patent issues between Apple and well, the rest of Android. Today we are hearing that Apple and Google's CEOs Tim Cook and Larry Page have begun a set of patent settlements talks by themselves and in private.