Originally Posted by dan330
google is in this for the money... like every other company!!!
google does not make money on android OS or the phones that are sold!
the OS is free to all.
Google makes money from ads.. and searches..
they want info from users.. to help their ad strategy.
google maps.. helps gather info about users...
get users to use google services..
ios or android.. it is all the same to google
thanks for your reply. since I posted the question I did some more research. What you are saying is basically true. This link explains Google's business model and tells how they actually do make money from the android platform - indirectly.