Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Google's app strategy on Android

For apps sold on the Android Market, Google gives the carrier 30% and the developer 70%.

Wonder why they didn't do a 80-10-10 divide - 80% to the developer, 10% to the carrier and 10% to GOOG. Would allow them to make money of the app, make it more attractive for both the developers and the carrier (relative to the iPhone).

Given the number of apps people tend to download on iPhone and Android, I think carriers would make more per phone than they do with feature phones.

Any thoughts?