Good sales of iPhone 6 and 6plus saw the iOS market rising across Europe, the US, Australia and China. The gap between the iOS and the globally dominant Android platform is narrowing down.

According to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, market researcher iOS market share has increased in Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy, Spain, the United States, Australia, and China. Android saw a decline in most of the above countries.

The fall in sales of Android was the first since September 2013. Android commands a market share of 48.4% with the iOS just a whisker behind with 47.4%.

Android continues to dominate in China where it commands an 80.4% market share and the iOS could manage barely 18.1%. Android share is pushed up continuously with a broad range of products by local manufacturers.

Japan was the only country where the iOS has declined and the Android share has increased.