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What is Android worth?

12
Dec
2013

The mobile operating system market share war is over for the time being. Google won… by a landslide. Google’s land grab strategy has paid off as Android has proliferated faster than any other mobile platform in history, and the OS is currently found on five times as many devices sold each quarter as its next closest competitor, iOS. But has it really paid off? It’s impossible to know exactly what Android is worth to Google considering the nature of the beast — Android is a conduit for Google services such as search and Gmail, which carry with them Google’s various advertising products — but that obviously won’t stop industry watchers from trying to figure it out. Via Asymco’s Horace Dediu, The

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