Earlier we heard that Google has apparently earned $31 billion from its Android OS, the news came from some court documents in a case between Oracle and Google and now we have some details on a deal between Apple and Google for search on iOS.
According to Bloomberg, Google paid Apple $1 billion in 2014 to be the default search provider on Apple’s iOS platform.
Apple and Google have an agreement in place where Google pays Apple a percentage of the revenue it generates from search on Apple devices, and the share between the two companies is apparently 34% of the revenue generated from search on Apple devices.
A Google attorney attempted to have the 34% figure removed from the court records, but the judge refused to remove it from the records.
What is interesting from the case is that Apple has criticized Google for their privacy on their search, yet they are happy to receive revenue from it when it is used on their platform.