"Court documents indicate that Google paid Apple $1B in 2014, and we estimate that total Google payments to Apple in FY 17 may approach $3B," CNBC quoted analyst A.M. Sacconaghi Jr. as saying.
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It is also important to mention that Apple's iOS is responsible for over 50% of Google's mobile search revenue, Sacconaghi noted.
This news is coming just hours after Google launched voice search support for 8 additional indian languages.
The languages are Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. In order to perform a voice-based search, users will need to set their language in the "Voice" settings menu in Google app, the company said in a statement.
Reference firstpost & IANS