Tuesday 25 October 2011

iOS outdoes Android in the enterprise.

While Android app downloads may outdo iOS apps, smartphone and tablets running iOS have had way more activations in the enterprise sector than Android smartphones and tablets. The report comes from a Good Technology report, a company which helps companies manage iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as other devices. The report says the iPhone accounted for 61% of smartphone activations while Android based phones accounted for 39%. However, when compared with the stats from last quarter, it is apparent that Android is catching up to iOS because Android's percent share was 33% while iOS had 66% of the activations.

The fall in iPhone percentages, according to John Herrema, senior vice president of Good Technology, could be due to the anticipation of the upcoming iPhone 4S. Upon running the statistics for iPhone 4S activations on its opening weekend, they already found a 25% increase in activations compared to the 3Q daily average for the iPhone 4. "Looking forward to Q4, 2011, we expect to see the iPhone 4S to be the catalyst for an Apple rally," Herrema said.

The iPad on the other hand accounted for 96% of tablet activations in the enterprise sector while Android-based tablets accounted for 4%. However, it's also been reported that Android tablet shipments have been increasing (not sales), so the number might be different in the next quarter.

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