Apple's iOS crushes Android on Q1 enterprise device activations


Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone and iPad together accounted for 80 percent of all enterprise device activations during the first quarter of 2012, enterprise mobility firm Good Technology reported.

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Among Good's customers--which include half of the Fortune 100 as well as leading healthcare and financial institutions--the iPhone powered 73.9 percent of smartphones activations in the first quarter, far ahead of Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android at 26.1 percent. Apple's dominance is even more pronounced on tablets, with the iPad representing 97.3 percent of first-quarter activations.

The iPhone 4S represented 37 percent of all first-quarter activations, four times that of any other device. The iPad 2 follows at 17.7 percent of activations. Apple's new iPad, issued in March, still accounted for 4.3 percent of all device activations over the three-month period.

The Motorola Droid was the leading Android device with 1.6 percent of activations, making it the seventh most popular device for the quarter.

"Because there are so many different Android devices in the market today, there is no clear leader among them," Good stated. "However, Android OS devices did claim the last four slots on the Top 10 devices. In addition to the Motorola Droid, the Samsung Galaxy SII, Google Nexus, and Sprint Evo 4G rounded out the top 10 with 1.1, 0.9, and 0.8 percent of activations, respectively. The Sprint (NYSE:S) Evo 4G was the only device that showed up on past quarterly device activation reports. The long tail of Android devices made up the remaining 16.1 percent of device activations for the quarter."

The total number of Good clients that deployed iOS and/or Android devices grew by more than 50 percent during the past 12 months. The company's first-quarter activations grew by 50 percent over the fourth quarter of 2011, and nearly doubled the two previous quarters combined. Good added that while the majority of its customers support a dual-OS, "Bring Your Own Device" model, about 30 percent are standardizing on a "company-owned" or "corporate liable" model offering support for just one operating system.

Good Technology does not support rival Research In Motion's (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry. The firm extended its platform to Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone earlier this month, too late to incorporate activation data on WP devices.

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