"Android gained 8% in the US market in the past year, mostly at iOS’ expense"

[Appended to original post to address some concerns]


A huge " thank you" should go to Tom Garrot, editor-in-chief of The Verge forums, for scrutinizing my post and providing me with helpful suggestions on how to improve the content of my post so that it stands up to his high levels of quality pedantry. I was also asked to make clearer that I doubt the factuality of the title of the post by Android Authority, as it was obviously too difficult for some people to discern the context on their own. Trust me, you don't want this guy on your back when there's a looming deadline! Thanks for reading! Original post follows:

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I'm not one to really care about market share (I mean, if markershare on its own was going to solve one of Android's biggest problems, ie. getting major apps first or simulateneously with iOS, it would have already done so) but when I saw this on androidauthority.com I was really taken aback. I mean, if more people in the US are switching from Android to iOS than vice-versa, how is this possible? It would be possible if the Android growth came at the expense of other rival platforms but their percentages seem to be minimally affected.

Or maybe its simply new, previously smartphone-less customers getting Androids and I'm brain-farting because its still early.