By John Kirk via techopinion.com Article *Thanks to Daniel Smith for suggesting this article
Android’s Market Share Is Literally A Joke
“Have you heard this one?
Two farmers bought a truckload of watermelons, paying five dollars apiece for them. Then they drove to the market and sold all their watermelons for four dollars each. … ‘See!’ said the one farmer to the other. ‘I told you we shoulda got a bigger truck.’
Or how about this one?
Android is winning because they got a bigger truck.
… the joke is on us because this is exactly the kind of nonsensical analysis that is being doled out by tech pundits … [Examples:]
… These headlines – or their underlying articles – all … point to market share as the … basis for their conclusion. … pundits think that Android has won because they ‘have a bigger truck’ (i.e. more market share) – regardless of how much – or how little – profit Android manufacturers make. …
Quiz #1: Market Share Alone
Question: Company A has 25% market share. Company Z has 75% market share. Which company is doing better?
Answer: With market share alone, there’s simply no way to know or tell. Company A might be bringing in all the profits and company Z might be going bankrupt.”