Good Technology released its Q4 2012 Device Activation Report (PDF) yesterday, and the news is good for Apple in terms of its dominance of in the enterprise market. But there are some dark clouds on the horizon for the computer company in the form of Android tablets, which are making inroads into large companies.
Good tracks more than 4,000 customers in every major industry, with half of the Fortune 100 being represented as well. The report shows that Apple had the top five spots for device activations in the fourth quarter of 2012 and more than 90 percent of all tablets activated by enterprises were iPads.
Not surprisingly, the most popular device in big business was the iPhone 5, which accounted for 32 percent of all activations for Q4. The iPhone 5 was followed by the iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, third-generation iPad and second-generation iPad in terms of total activations, with the top Android device -- the Samsung Galaxy S III -- coming in at the sixth slot.
iPads completely dominate the tablet market at this time, accounting for 93.2 percent of all enterprise tablet activations in Q4. Android tablets are starting to make inroads, however -- in the first quarter of 2012, they only accounted for 2.7 percent of all activations with that number growing to 6.8 percent by Q4.
The full report also provides a breakdown of iPad activations by industry, showing that the devices are tremendously popular in the financial services sector.
[via The Loop]
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system iOS (8)
- Screen size 9.7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Maximum battery life Up to 10 hours
- Dimensions 9.4 x 6.6 x 0.24 in
- Weight 0.96 lb
- Announced 2014-10-16
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