iOS still dominates in enterprise

Networks Asia Staff
30 Jul 2012

While Android smartphone usage within the enterprise nearly doubled, iOS continues to be the dominant smartphone platform, led primarily by the iPhone 4S, a new survey claims.

Good Technology has released its second quarter device activation report that provides a breakdown of smartphones and tablets activated by Good’s enterprise customers to pinpoint notable changes and trends in device and mobile operating system usage within corporations.

On average, the two most recently released iPhones and iPads drove the majority of activations between April 1 and June 30, 2012. The iPhone 4S was the top device, driving nearly twice as many activations as any other smartphone, with 30.8% of activations for the quarter.

Windows Phone Joins the Race

Apple iOS device activations still account for more than twice the number of Android activations in the enterprise when it comes to overall platform activations. iOS accounted for 70.8%, Android was 28.3% and Windows Phone 7 was 0.9%.

Corporate use of Android smartphones nearly doubled quarter over quarter, capturing 36.9% of total activations, led by the popular Samsung Galaxy SII, which ranked fifth in “Top 10” devices this quarter at 4.6%. Other “Top 10” Android devices include Samsung’s Galaxy SII and the Motorola Droid Razr which claimed the fifth and sixth spots. Both of these Android smartphones outpaced the original iPad and iPhone 3GS, which ranked seventh and eighth, down slightly from their respective fifth and sixth place spots last quarter.

Additionally, while tablet adoption by the enterprise continued to grow—dominated by the iPad, which accounted for 94.5% overall tablet activations— smartphone usage still outnumbered tablet usage by three to one, accounting for 73% of total mobile device activations. Android saw another increase in this category for the quarter, as Android tablets captured 5.5% of total tablet activations, up from 2.7% last quarter.

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