Google made billions from Android

ANDROIDGoogle’s Android operating system has generated revenue of about $31 billion in profit and and profit of $22 billion since its release and Oracle thinks it should have a fair chunk of that.

He did not explain how Oracle came up with the figure, given that Android is a free operating system. Google said in a court filing on Wednesday that the Android disclosures should not have been made public, and asked the court to place it under seal.

A lawyer for Google did not discuss the figure, according to a transcript of the hearing in a Northern California federal court last week. But he said the Alphabet unit might be willing to disclose more information about the revenue produced by Android as part of the court proceedings, the transcript reviewed by Reuters showed.

Oracle says  Google used its Java software without paying for it to develop Android.

The closely watched case involves how much copyright protection should extend to the Java programing language, which Google used to design the operating system. Oracle is seeking royalties for Google’s use of some of the Java language, while Google argues it should be able to use Java without paying a fee.