Last week, there were intensive reports on Google sharing ad revenues with Android based phones, their carriers, android apps and manufacturers.
Now, Google has come out with its official statement on this matter and has denied all these rumors. Google has clearly stated that it does not share any revenue with its Droids. However, it has a search revenue sharing with some carriers.
A Google spokesperson denied the ad sharing rumors in a statement to eWeek saying,
We share revenue on search, not on mobile applications. The same is true for non-Android devices that use Google as the default search engine.
Google accepts that carriers are paid a cut of the total revenue generated from search related advertising. Google has this deal in place with the HTC Nexus One and Motorola Droid. Both these phones include Google apps like Gmail, Google maps, search, Youtube, Buzz etc. This is the only revenue Google claims to have.
Although Google is not doing it now, we can safely assume it will once it acquires the mobile ad expert AdMob which specializes in ‘in-app’ ads.