Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Android clout is making Google (GOOG) uneasy, the WSJ reports. Fears are...

|About: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (SSNLF)|By:, SA News Editor

Samsung's (SSNLF.PK) Android clout is making Google (GOOG) uneasy, the WSJ reports. Fears are growing Samsung, estimated to have a 29% smartphone share in Q4, will seek a larger cut of Google search ad revenue on its Android devices than the 10%+ it currently receives - Apple is believed to get a 75% cut from Google on iOS/Mobile Safari search ad revenue. There are also concerns Samsung could negotiate more flexibility to use default apps of its own choosing, rather than ones mandated by Google (Maps, Google Play, etc.). (previous)