Good News for Android from Good Technology
Android smartphone use in the enterprise community almost doubled in Q2, 2012, according to research by Good Technology. This rise was led by the Samsung Galaxy SII, the fifth most popular devices in Q2, at 4.6 per cent of total activations, followed by Motorola's Droid Razr at 3.2 per cent.
Android still lags behind the iOS in device activations, however, with the two most recently released iPhone and iPad devices 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 per cent of activations for the quarter, and the iPad still holds unquestionable dominion over the Tablet market, with 94.5 per cent of total activations.
Windows Phone made its first appearance this quarter, accounting for 1.2 per cent of overall activations.
"Mobility is not simply another device for IT to support or hurdle to overcome. Rather, it’s a much broader shift to new way to empower employees, customers and partners with new applications to connect and collaborate as never before," says Andy Jacques, Good Technology general manager EMEA. "Our device activations report shows that more and more of our customers—across all industries—are really embracing mobility as a new strategy for boosting productivity and business insight. We expect to see continued growth of support for iOS, Android and Windows platforms in Q3 as more of these devices come to market and our customers continue to expand their enterprise mobility programmes."
Good isn't able to track BlackBerry activations, as they use the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for corporate email access - unfortunate, given that the enterprise market has traditionally been RIM's home territory. But it certainly seems as though Android is filling the vacuum left by abandoned BlackBerry devices.
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