Two bits of figure-based Android news for you today. First: the Google Play store is past 15bn downloads – in fact, it passed the milestone “a few weeks ago” according to Google. The rebranded Android Market is now doing around 1bn downloads a month, versus 1.25bn for Apple’s App Store. Meanwhile, the judge in Google’s legal battle with Oracle has revealed that Android resulted in a net loss for Google in every quarter of 2010, although it generated $97.7m of revenues in the first quarter of that year. They’re the first public figures on the revenues and costs of Android for Google, although the platform’s growth since then makes them of more interest for history’s sake than any bearing on how valuable Android is for Google in 2012.