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Google announces $14.4 billion in revenue, $1.51 billion for Motorola in Q4 2012

Google announces $14.4 billion in revenue, $1.51 billion for Motorola in Q4 2012
Google has reported its earnings for Q4 of 2012, and the numbers keep going up. During the quarterly earnings call today, Google announced a total of $14.4 billion in revenue, and $1.51 billion for Motorola in Q4 2012, and net income including net loss from discontinued operations in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $2.89 billion. Unfortunately, there's no easy way to figure out where Android fits into the numbers.

Google did split off Motorola from its core numbers, because of the recent sale of the Motorola Home business. But, even though Motorola made up 11% of Google's revenue for the quarter, Motorola Mobility still posted an operating loss of $353 million. 

Google-owned sites generated revenues of $8.64 billion, or 67% of total Google revenues, and Google’s partner sites generated revenues of $3.44 billion, or 27% of total Google revenues. That leaves the mysterious "other" category, which posted $829 million in revenues, or 6% of total Google revenues. 

We want to assume that "other" would be Google hardware, which would mean $829 million in revenue from sales of the Nexus 4, Nexus 7, and Nexus 10. But, there is a possibility that the "other" section refers to hardware not sold through Google, because the Play Store revenue would theoretically be part of the "Google-owned sites" section. 

We can't say for sure, because nowhere in the earnings report does Google ever mention Android, the Nexus hardware, or the Play Store. 

source: Google


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