I found a good read that hits the nail on the head. This is the brass tacks. I hate it when androids attempt to lump every single smartphone using Android into a singular entity in an attempt to show how much better Android is over Apple. This article says it all. The truth about Android vs. iPhone market share By Jim Dalrymple There is an endless stream of reports coming out these days about how Android stacks up against the iPhone. The problem is, most of them are flawed. Here is the first giant flaw you may have noticed in the headline of this story. You cannot compare Android to an iPhone. Thats comparing an operating system to a hardware device. There is no compelling argument that anyone can give that says that comparing an operating system to a hardware device makes sense. None. We dont see reports of Windows 7 being compared to a Dell computer and then making assumptions about market share based on their sales. Why? Because, that would be stupid. That would be like comparing one model of Mercedes against all cars that GM makes and saying the Mercedes is losing. It just doesnt make any sense. You cant have it both ways. You either have to compare hardware devices or operating systems, you cant mix and match. There are currently six manufacturers Dell, HTC, Kyocera, LG, Motorola, and Samsung making 42 smartphones using the Android operating system. So how does the iPhone stack up against one of these phones? Lets take a look at the Motorola Droid. Motorola says it shipped 13.7 million smartphones in 2010. The company didnt specify Droids, but well count them all anyway. In comparison, Apple shipped 47.49 million in 2010, outpacing Motorola by more than three times. Now, lets take a look at the operating systems in the U.S. According to reports released this month by comScore, if you factor in all of the devices that use iOS including iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, Apple reached 37.9 million people. Android, according to the data, reached 23.8 million on phones and tablets. Thats a 59 percent lead for iOS over Android. In Europe, Apples iPhone, iPod touch, and iPads have a combined installed base of 28.9 million users. Androids user base is at 13.4 million users. That number includes phones and connected media devices like the Samsung Galaxy Tab. That gives Apple a 12.4 percent share of the market and a 116 percent lead over its Android counterpart. Google has 5.7 percent share of the market. That is the truth.