AppleInsider reported results that have been published for a comparison that has taken place on which device is more popular between enterprise users. Last week the results were published by Good Technology that enterprise users have a clear preference for Apple products.
The results found that the iPhone accounted for 61% of all enterprise smartphone activations in the third quarter of 2011, where the Android accounted for only 39%. Clearly Apple has its hands on the lion share when it comes to smartphones.
One the other hand Apple’s iPad also seemed to dominate the tablet market, when it comes to enterprise user activation. It dominated 96%, which Android only accounted for 4% of that market as Goods Research showed.
All in all the research showed that all iOS devices accounted for more than 70 percent of device activations in the third quarter of 2011.
Some results are shown below. As you can see that Good’s number do not include the Windows Phone 7. However, we expect them to include them in their future researches.
John Herrema, senior vice president of corporate strategy at Good Technology said,
“This quarter, we saw Android smartphones gain in percentage of total activations. This is likely due to consumers holding back purchases of new iPhones in anticipation of Apple’s latest release (the iPhone 4S)—as our reports indicate, consumers are setting the agenda for enterprise mobility. We are looking forward to Q4, 2011, we expect to see the iPhone 4S to be the catalyst for an Apple rally.”
Figure 1 shows Good’s results stating that Apple’s products, specificaly the GSM iPhone 4, iPad 2, and Verizon iPhone 4 have taken the three top spots for the devices that are most activated, they have recognizable much higher figures compared to the rest. Where the iPhone 3G is still at the top but has figures tat are comparable to the HTC Thunderbolt and Motorola Droid X.
Good’s report also noted that:
“Even though Apple devices, with their limited SKUs, dominated the top 10 list, the longtail of Android devices built up momentum from the previous quarter, with 4G-capable models like the Sprint EVO 4G and HTC Thunderbolt being especially popular.”
So it looks like Apple are and will be at the top for a while, however we think that competition will start to heat up. Which is all in favor of the consumers so good news all round then.