more than doubled the 30% figure belonging to Android phones and tablets. That number was the exact same share belonging to Google's open source OS that it earned in 2011. And despite Samsung's SAFE initiative that was seen in its recent Unicorn Apocalypse ads that featured the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II, iOS has continued to pick up share in the enterprise according to Egnyte's own customers which now show the Apple iPhone with a 48% share and the Apple iPad with 30%. The combined iOS share of 78% trounces the 22% seen for Android phones and tablets. Does this have anything to do with malware problems seen on Android?
According to Good Technology, in Q4, 77% of devices activated by its customers were iOS flavored devices, up from 71% the year before. Android accounted for 22.7% of activations in the fourth quarter of 2012, down from 29% in 2011. According to the same source, the top 5 most activated devices by businesses in the fourth quarter started with the Apple iPhone 5 (32% of Q4 activations) on top followed by the Apple iPhone 4S (20% of activations), Apple iPhone 4 (14%), the third-generation Apple iPad (11.7%) and the Apple iPad 2 (7.7%). The top Android device in the period was the Samsung Galaxy S III with a 6% slice of Q4 activations.
Keep in mind that these are just based on the customers belonging to Egnyte and Good Technology and may not precisely be what is happening in offices everywhere.
The second interesting point is that while tablets are certainly hot, iPhones are driving most of the traffic. This may be due to the fact that the iPad doesn’t replace a laptop yet as the corporate device of choice, but try and take a business person’s smartphone away from them, and you may not have a hand left. Smartphones are a must have, and we suspect that since people are already checking email on such a phone while they are working remotely, it’s an extra step to get out and bootup your tablet, so if you have a great phone app that does the same thing, just use it to view your files. Most editing we think still happens on the laptop/desktop. This ‘on the go’ access is further confirmed by the fact that only 31% of iPhone sessions occurred over wifi, that means over three-quarters of access happens via cellular services."-Egnyte
source: CiteWorld via TechCrunch