Google has clarified a recent report that stated it was paying manufacturers and carriers a percentage of search revenue from its Android applications. In fact, Google said, it's only sharing revenue from search, and not from the likes of YouTube and Google Maps, and that this has been Google's across-the-board business model for some time. MocoNews updated its previous story, and eweek picked it up as well. Said Google:
“We share revenue on search, not on mobile applications,” a Google spokesperson said. “The same is true for non-Android devices that use Google as the default search engine.”
So there you have it. Google's back to not being evil this week.