Goog makes far more money from iOS's wealthy users than from Android's welfare-receiving users, who never click on goog's cash cow sponsored ads on their cheap pre-paid Android phones from Boost Mobile still running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. And the more android grows, the less people click goog's cash cow sponsored ads on traditional desktop PC's, so goog has truly sown the seeds of its own destruction in trying to spread android far and wide. The only thing that helps goog make money in the mobile world is not android or Samsung but iOS but only after aapl takes its TAC first on iOS devices.
Google had made just $550 million in three years from Android, while Samsung raked in billions.... Android is dying. Samsung is moving to their own stolen OS based on Android, after removing the GOOG part.
Goog's entire mobile endeavor is a failure. Android has only turned Samsung into a bigger company than Google itself, and the vast majority of goog's already skimpy mobile revenues come from iOS, not Android. Goog is a company locked to traditional desktop PC's and, like msft, that world is shrinking by the day because of mobile. I'm even typing this on my iPad right now because it's a helluva lot more comfortable sitting on a leather sofa than at a PC. Goog's cost per click has declined 4 quarter in a row now due to mobile, causing last quarter's earnings miss, and with all the mobile devices sold over the holiday season vs. PC's, goog's cost per click are headed lower for as far as the eye can see.