Schmidt: Android Can Make at least $10 Billion Yearly Through Digital Content

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Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that their Android operating system can make the company $10 billion or more per year.

As WSJ reports, Android software is free to makers of mobile devices, and the user-base is growing at a rate of around 160k a day.

Schmidt says, "If we have a billion people using Android, you think we can't make money from that?" He said that at a rate of $10 a year for each user, its possible. According to WSJ, Google could make the money by selling content such as digital newspapers.

Still, the question is this: Would people want to pay for digital news content? It's freely available right now, and users may not like the change.

[via WSJ]

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