Google Inc.’s Android might be the most popular smartphone
platform, but if you add other mobile devices like tablets to the
mix, Apple Inc.’s iOS beats Android in the U.S. by a wide margin
— 59% to be exact. […]
The research found that Apple’s iOS platform — on iPhones,
iPads and iPod Touches — reached 37.9 million people, while
Android reached 23.8 million, on phones and tablets.
“The finding is incredible because it shows that Android being
the most popular smartphone is not the whole story,” said Mark
Donovan, the senior vice president of mobile at comScore.
No, it is not “incredible”. It is completely obvious to anyone who actually looks at how many iPod Touches and iPads people have bought. Smartphone market share is not platform market share.