Strategy Analytics is propaganda
Summary: Misleading numbers from Strategy Analytics help lie to the public, belittling or denying Android’s victory over Apple
EVERY source tells us that Android grows faster than Apple can tolerate, so the Microsoft booster in CNET throws in some shameful FUD. Microsoft parters can’t help telling us that Android has majority market share, but with omission of the best-selling device from the leading Android player some obscure firm made it into pro-Apple fan sites that lie and lie for the cult. Well, omitting the best-selling Android phone surely has an effect on the overall numbers. The data is rigged:
Strategy Analytics released their latest research report on smartphones with the data revealing that Android lost ground to iOS when comparing Q2 2011 with Q2 2012. While Android is shown to have fallen four percent, this data does not count the incredible sales from the Samsung Galaxy S III that is now available on all major US wireless carriers so I imagine this slight dip will disappear in the next quarter results.
In other words, the whole thing is invalid. Google’s reported activation numbers continue to rise, so the above claim hardly made any sense. It just took a while for proper, critical analysis to come. Anyone citing it has been bamboozled or is actively bamboozling readers. The question is, are there any relationships between Apple and Strategy Analytics? Whose strategy is it to lie like this? Apple’s? █
“Analysts sell out – that’s their business model… But they are very concerned that they never look like they are selling out, so that makes them very prickly to work with.”
–Microsoft, internal document