Windows Mobile revenue is not doing better than Android #

Some detective work from Seattle PI (reported on WP Central) has WindowsPhone earning under $600 million for Microsoft: “Abysmal?… Compared to Android? Not so much. After all, Google makes $0 from Android sales, though they do take in some money through the limited advertising on the phone.”

Except that limited amount of advertising is $3.35 per user per year, Google are activating over half a million Android devices a day. Add in a bit of windage and you get revenues increasing by $1,675,000 a day, or $611 million a year. I’d like a limited problem like that.

2 Responses to “Windows Mobile revenue is not doing better than Android”

  1. Jon says:

    What if you deduct the amount of advertising revenue that Google allegedly has to pay some of their partners (telcos, OEMs) for supporting Android? Wouldn’t that bring the total to much less than $611 million a year?

  2. Ewan Spence says:

    You can slice it a lot of the way, but vn on a 70/30 split that’s around $400 million in NEW revenue, and lots of people are already Android users, so that tops up as well/ The point is that there’s more than one way to earn your multi millions in smartphones.