What was it? The NSA scandal? Google supporting a client OS? OEMs shipping it? Retailers selling it? What?
For years we knew that the government and schools in Brazil used GNU/Linux widely and OEMs in Brazil made millions of GNU/Linux PCs and retailers sold them but it never showed up in the web-stats… Along came Google and OEMs and retailers and now Android/Linux takes off like a rocket. GNU/Linux makes a move too… whatever.