Google reports Q4 earnings, says a quarter of a billion use Android globally
As we reported earlier, the company said that it has over 90 million Google+ users with 54 million active daily. Around the world, a stunning 250 million people are using an Android handset and a total of 11 billion apps have been downloaded from the Android Market. Google CEO Larry Page said, "I am super excited about the growth of Android, Gmail, and Google+, which now has 90 million users globally – well over double what I announced just three months ago. By building a meaningful relationship with our users through Google+ we will create amazing experiences across our services. I’m very excited about what we can do in 2012 – there are tremendous opportunities to help users and grow our business."
Assuming that the deal closes, next year's earnings will be impacted by the inclusion of Motorola Mobility's results. It will be interesting to see how manufacturing Android phones impacts Google's bottom line. Wall Street didn't go for the report too much as Google's stock dropped more than 9% after hours, for a decline of more than $57 to $581.90.
source: Google, Yahoo!Financial