Google says it makes enough money through Android searches to continue pursuing the project.
Google recently revealed that more than 200,000 Android devices are activated each day, an increase of more than 40,000 since June this year.
Competing against the likes of Apple’s iOS, RIM’s Blackberry OS and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile platform, Google’s mobile operating system has seen incredible growth throughout the year. Google had first said that around 100,000 Android devices were being activated each day in May, and more than 160,000 a month later.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt, speaking at the first-ever Techonomy conference in Lake Tahoe, California, said that the company now believes more than 200,000 Android devices are being sold each day.
“It looks like Android is not just phenomenal but incredibly phenomenal in its growth rate. God knows how long that will continue,” he said.
Schmidt also revealed that the company is making enough dollars from search revenue by users using the Android system to make it more than worthwhile for Google to continue supporting the mobile platform.
“Trust me, that revenue is large enough to pay for all of the Android activities and a whole bunch more,” he said.
“I should also say that we love the success of the iPhone because the iPhone also uses Google’s search and we get a chunk of that revenue when people search on the iPhone.”