Google has long-term Android vision, eyes low-end tablets

04/12/2012 | Network World · Reuters · CNET · GigaOm

Google CEO Larry Page told analysts Thursday that the company is "quite focused" on supporting or making lower-end tablet devices and dismissed concerns about Android's revenue as an irrelevant "short-term focus." Google reported rising first-quarter profits but a second straight quarter of declining click-through rates for its core advertising business. The company has yet to fully monetize its mobile-search clicks, but Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette dismissed concerns as premature given the market maturity of mobile. "We're where search was in 2002 or 2003," he said.

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