Android Devices Most Popular in Unregulated Industries
Android again saw wider adoption in less-regulated industries such as high tech, and jumped in energy, according to the Good Technology report.Businesses are mobilizing applications and content at an accelerating pace, according to the quarterly Mobility Index Report from Good Technology. The report found Apple’s iOS platform continued to show the strength of iPhone 6 devices in the enterprise, with 72 percent of all device activations in the quarter. The Google Android market share grew to 26 percent, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform held steady with 1 percent of the market share in total device activations. For the second quarter in a row, iOS significantly outpaced Android in regulated industries, such as education (83 percent), public sector (80 percent) and financial services (76 percent). Android again saw wider adoption in less-regulated industries, such as high tech (47 percent), and it jumped significantly in energy (44 percent). In the tablet market, iOS maintained its lead with 81 percent of all activations in the quarter. After clocking in with 92 percent during the same quarter last year, iOS surrendered market share to Android and Windows, which grew to 15 percent and 4 percent of the total tablet market share, in the first quarter of this year.
Microsoft operating systems increased in certain verticals for the first time, with Windows tablets making ground in retail at 5 percent. Windows Phone grabbed market share in the entertainment and media industry, to reach 7 percent.