In August 2010, Oracle filed a case in court against Google for allegedly violating copyrights and patent. For this Oracle has been demanding damage compensation and asking the court to issue orders to Google to stop using IP in Android. The compensation demand is nearly $2.6 billion and 10 -15 percent share in revenue generated by Google advertisements on Android.
As per a report released by Oracle, the number of Android based devices activated every day is approximately 700,000. All these devices are using Java APIs and Oracle enabled performance enhancers. With activation of 700,000 devices every day, Google is generating nearly $10 million revenue annually through advertising.
Florian Mueller, IP expert and patent blogger, said that $10 million revenue implies nearly $14 per user of Android. So far, Google has neither confirmed nor denied the Oracle report. Previously Larry Page, CEO of Google, said that total mobile ad revenue they could generate in 2011 was $2.5 billion.
Oracle claim of 700,000 activations was based on previous data and, by now, this figure became obsolete. Google, in its November 2011 report, announced 550,000 activations a day. This figure does not remain same permanently. So, within 6 to10 months the figure claimed by Oracle will also move up in accordance with number of activations.
If Google and Oracle does not settle things now, Oracle will claim for more and more money as time passes. Android is using several snits including Oracle. Similarly, Apple has also filed cases against HTC, Samsung and Motorola.