Google has just posted its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012. The big strokes:

  • Some $14.42 billion in revenue, up 36 percent compared to Q4 of 2011. 
  • Motorola, which Google continues to operate as a separate company, saw revenue of $1.51 billion, but an operating loss of $353 million. 
  • Google has about $48 billion cash on hand
  • Google's head count remained relatively even to Q3, with some 37,544 at Google proper, 11,113 at Motorola Mobility and 5,204 at Motorola Home.

Google's earnings call is coming up in a few minutes. We'll kibitz for any Android-specific news.

Source: Google

There are 11 comments

heat3610 says:

Google is just going to keep getting better and better <3

ronzkie21 says:

Cheers to Google and to the next 20 years of Android!


still1 says:

wonder what comes after Android "Zebra cakes"

kcls says:

Android Apple Pie, obviously!

ronzkie21 says:

Android and Apple don't go together.

muziqaz says:

steady stream of nexus 4s is being sent out to those who ordered theirs in December. Mine arrived today(well, I wasn't at home so they re deliver tomorrow). I ordered mine on Dec 7th :D
Talking about Europe(UK)

Blah says:

With that cash on hand, they should open the Bank of Google to go with Google Wallet.

XavierMatt says:

For a company with so many free services they sure do make a lot of cash. I guess that ad model is still a cash cow for them.

Devlyn16 says:

Give them the handle for free, then make your money off the blades.

TurkXtreme says:

i am richer :)