Google’s revshare program is designed to help Android manufacturers and wireless carriers defeat iOS
The Justice Department attempted to show that the revenue share payouts were not needed and that Google could use the money it collects from the 15%-30% share of in-app payment revenue it collects from the Play Store. While Rosenberg admitted that Google doesn’t force the companies it shares revenue with to disclose how that money is being used, he also said that the Play Store revenue could not be used to fund the Android ecosystem.
“We have a commercial interest in seeing Android succeed because of Play. The notion that if we weren’t doing as good a job on discovery that we would have the same success on plays, I don’t think you can necessarily make that connection,” Rosenberg said.
All of the deals have the same goal in mind, the part-time Googler said under oath. “These are all about making devices more competitive with iOS.”