Small and medium businesses prefer iPhone and iPad over Android, WP or BlackBerry
0. phoneArena 20 Dec 2012, 02:40 posted on
The guys from Intermedia, who are providers of cloud services to small and medium businesses, have been curious to know what kind of mobile operating systems their customers are using...
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1. redmd (Posts: 1240; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
cloud services and non expandable storage. does it take an analyst to figure this out.
4. akbar (Posts: 62; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)
Also I would guess the Android users are more tech savvy and can arrange their "cloud"/NAS storage by themselves.
22. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1235; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
yup these analysts are often unnecessary coz all they do is point out the obvious :) and then demand a lot of pay! but seriously if these charts are true which i doubtt then how come almost everyday i read on PA about android's growing market share and Apple's sliding market share?
And even the sales figures prove this year that Apple has been second to Sammy (PA Article) so whats the catch here?
3. wendygarett (unregistered)
Well too bad I own an android phone and android tablets too make sure I can get Google experience... To avoid Apple get rid of for the upcoming ios lol
5. wendygarett (unregistered)
"Surprisingly, Android isn't even second, as the that place belongs to the BlackBerry PlayBook, which accounts for 5.3% of the market. For now, Android tablets will have to put up with the third place in this category and the unsatisfactory share of 2.3%. The poor performance by Android as far as tablets go is explained with the low number of quality tablet applications, especially when it comes to productivity. "
As much as I love my nexus 7, I found out that this sentence is quite true... The reason I love it is because it has a great experience on gaming lol, and I don't think the CEO loves that... But let's hope it has Microsoft office apps next years otherwise they rather pick playbook instead lol
6. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
first thing that came to my mind is that, these people don't have the time to learn how to navigate and operate an android phone/tablet. Let's be real here. The first time I used my android phone, I got lost on how to do such things. That won't happen on iOS devices for the fact that iOS has the simplest UI/experience on mobile world.
Another reason is that, unlike us that are much aware that android is not really housing too much malware, these people think that android is.
8. wendygarett (unregistered)
And most businessman dont have time to spell "customisation" because it's too long LOL
16. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
But don't get me wrong, if I were to choose, I would love to pick a Gnote branded phone(note 2, or OG note, or even note 3) anytime. It's what businessmen needs. SRSLY.
7. MC1123 (Posts: 1255; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
well they do business, and they wasn't to keep it simple...so i guess apple just give that need...
9. rajagopalan.k (Posts: 35; Member since: 17 Dec 2012)
yeah as the article says SMALL and MEDIUM businesses are HUGE fans of IDEVICES
but i sadly think that LARGE businesses must be going with ANDROID otherwise the article would have mentioned "the over all business class"!
and also may be that's the reason why these businesses that prefer IDEVICES are small and medium because they might have lost their platform with LARGE customers!
12. wendygarett (unregistered)
I'm sorry to say that forbes listed company prefer blackberries lol
24. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)
Yea and to be honest i would think android would be at the bottom for large companies, because who needs that much customization just to make calls, check emails and configure appointments.
13. rudlie (Posts: 201; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Read again carefully, android beaten in business purpose because of poor performance, poor quality apps, not because Small-Medium size. It just an alibi, in fact, android must be more suffer for enterprise size usage
14. christumaini (Posts: 27; Member since: 25 Oct 2012)
its not so surprisingly as most of idevices have limited storage space (unlike others who have options of expanding their devices memories) therefore i-users are forced to rely much on the cloud storage instead
18. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
well seeing as most new flagships also lack expandable memory, your just finding excuses.
n4 and DNA both in the same boat as the iphone in that area. there users are as you say ''forced'' to rely on cloud storage
17. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
Android tablets aren't even good.
The iPad is a much better tablet, but any phone is better than an iPhone.
21. prakesh (Posts: 92; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)
because they'r busy people,so they don't have enough time to explore the functionality of their phone if they choose except than apple product
they just do call call call text e-mails :-P