Google has $8 billion in mobile revenue: is that good or bad?

Google disclosed that it’s on pace to pull in an impressive $8 billion from the mobile environment — but its refusal to provide details about the nature of that revenue means it’s still not possible to tell whether the company can thrive without desktop computers.

Meet the world’s top 20 mobile carriers: Asia on the rise

This year’s top 20 in terms of total connections looks very much like last years, according to Wireless Intelligence. There’s, however, evidence of a subtle shift in the rankings in favor of Asian operators versus Western operators.