Big biz BlackBerry refuseniks adopt Apple over Android
Enterprise iPhone activations dwarf rivals
Smartphone owners working for big business are activating far more iOS devices than they are Android ones - at least those who employed by firms using Good Technology's corporate email system are.
Good this week revealed iPhone 4 activations - the process of tying a phone or tablet to Good's managed push email, calendar and contacts servers - plunged after the arrival of the hugely popular iPhone 4S in October 2011.
Interestingly, iPhone 3GS handsets continued to be activated through Q4 2011, with activation numbers in excess of Android alternatives the Samsung Galaxy S II, the Motorola Droid Bionic, Droid 3 and Droid X2, and the HTC Evo 4G.
But the volume of activations of these smartphones was dwarfed by those of the iPhone 4 in the final three months of 2011, let alone those of the iPhone 4S.
No Android tablet registered a sufficient number of activations to make the combined tablet and smartphone list.
Good said Apple dominated in the tablet market, with the iPad - a surprising number of these - and iPad 2 accounting for 94 per cent of total tablet activations in Q4 2011 - a stat that's not reflected in the broader consumer market. The Samsung Galaxy Tab has consistently been the most popular Android tablet among Good’s users.
Good is no small player. It numbers half of the Fortune 100 companies among its customers. Its software allows big firms not only to roll-out handsets and tablets of their own, but also allows them to support devices employees bring in themselves.
That said, it's second to RIM and clearly represents that segment of the market not using BlackBerry devices. ®
Meanwhile, in downtime Corporateville...
EXEC: SIMMONS! GET IN HERE!
IT TECH: Yessir?
EXEC: Ah Simmons...
IT TECH: Actually it's Simon sir...
EXEC: ...my daughter bought me this phone. It has a fruit on the back, some kind of designer I think, very trendy - my daughter has impeccable taste. Anyway, I want to be able to check my emails on it
IT TECH: That's an iPhone sir, we only support Blackberr...
EXEC: Well now we support these things too! Get on it.
IT TECH: Er, yes sir. Should we look into supporting Android handsets too?
EXEC: What handsets? Robots? Don't be stupid Simmons. Now you'll have to excuse me, I have a very important meeting in ten minutes.
IT TECH: *Sigh*
"The only impression you'll give is that you’re unable to grasp anything other than 'easy'. After all iOS is as easy as fisher price."
Does making a more difficult phone OS make it better? Most people want a device to be easy to use - but if you like driving around in reverse with the handbrake on - you do it. A lot of techies on here seem to lose sight of what 'other' people want - you may want a device that you can re-rom but 95%+ of people do not.
i think more likely something is screwy with your sample selection of the corporate world. you've taken a sample of 3 companies and come to a conclusion. Good have taken a sample of ALL their customers, and come to a different conclusion. I know who's data I have more faith in a better representative of the whole picture.
that's some revisionism...
Woz has had nothing to do with iOS at all.
I know, right?
Like, in my house, there are three Apple computers and only one Windows computer. So based on that anyone who claims that in the world as a whole Windows computers significantly outnumber Apple computers is obviously an idiot.