iOS trumps Android in Q1 enterprise activations
0. phoneArena 26 Apr 2012, 16:26 posted on
When it comes to enterprise environments so far this year, Apple trumps Android in terms of activations. A new report from Good Technology, a mobile security solutions provider, shows that iOS was strongly preferred by enterprise customers in the 1st quarter over Android...
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1. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
I know there were reason that Blackberries were not included, but I am curious to see how they stack up now. 2 years ago the iOS and Android bar would not even be visible, I wonder if it's the same way now. :)
13. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
I think everyone should consider the limits of using iOS or Android before buy for not being bored so soon and not being surprise you can not do simple tasks….the first video is enough:
2. Lift_Off (Posts: 150; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)
I think one of the major reasons that companies choose the ipad or iphone for their business might be that creating an app specific for that company is easier, and nobody would have trouble downloading anything because they all have essentially the same device. much more organized. Thats just how I see it.
3. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
I think a bigger reason is perception. People think that iOS is more secure than Android and the stories about worms and viruses don't help matters. Of course, the truth is those worms and viruses are usually third party sites, but it's still connected to the Android name. But Google is taking steps to correct this.
I think another reason may be one of the benefits of Android. Android devices tend to be different whereas iOS is mostly standardized over a small group of handsets. I could buy different Androids with different physical features, but unknowingly get different software and hardware features. Now, that isn't so much Google's fault...in fact most people rather like that. But most people who make these decisions aren't all that tech savy to line up the correct phones. So they take the easy way out and give everyone iPhones and iPads.
4. smallcolabear (Posts: 81; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
My problem I had with android was that for one when I shut the phone off it never really turned off and when I went to turn it back on it already was. Another issue was that everywhere I went every site i visited from my loan accounts, credit cards, bank stantements or simply looking up how to make homemade noodles, were screen shoted and place in my album and I had to clue until I went to upgrade to an iphone because it did fit my professional and home life style better and transfered pictures over and was shocked I had over 1500 pictures when I looked to see what it was I had pictures of my account numbers and all sorts of things. I sold that Android and it was a good thing I did not forget to reset it other wise the next person would have all my information just from me taking the easibility of paying my bill on my mobile device. With my iPhone there is an option to trak and screen shot where you go so I can have it off or on depending on my preference. This is something I never could find on a Droid.
5. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
But that's the great thing about having a choice. Android didn't work for you. Android doesn't work for me. Doesn't make it a bad operating system at all. Recently, a few handsets have made me look twice.
...I love how I got thumbed down for stating what could be perception...At this point I kind of which the thumbs were taken away.
6. smallcolabear (Posts: 81; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
I know right thumbs are way too overrated. On the other note I do love the Razr and the Spectrum display is awesome those have made me rethink Android I'm not Bias I work for Verizon so I see the benefits of having either device for what your using it for most. Mine is work and Entertainment. So I agree with your statement completely. With the recent news that the GalaxySIII coming it looks pretty interesting so who knows.
10. networkdood (Posts: 4749; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
ok, you are saying that when you shut an Android phone off that it is never really off??
SERIOUSLY?? Do you know how to use the power button or even where it is at. With almost every phone, you just tap the power button and the screen is off - the phone itself is not off. Press and hold the power button and confirm you want the phone completely off, and then it will be truly off with no apps running. On my ICS phone, I can even choose to reboot the phone, or go to recovery, or to flashlight.
I mean, SERIOUSLY??
21. smallcolabear (Posts: 81; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)
I know how to turn off a phone. I am saying once it was powered off it it would turn itself back on. I know how to do a screen shot on a phone as well. Your not understanding it took the pictures ON ITS OWN! I am not saying all android phones are bad or do what mine did and that is why I stated MY ANDROID. I am not stupid and know about phones in fact I probably know more than you.
12. networkdood (Posts: 4749; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
huh, when I tap the power button, the screenshot option is visible on my DROID RAZR ICS 4.0.4 phone. And, how in the world do screenshots of personal info appear? This is my 3rd Android phone and I never had that problem.
Either, you are a fake, or you truly have not a clue on how to use the phone....wow.
15. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
He's pointing out some obvious issues with android
7. sgogeta4 (Posts: 371; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)
The military knows that Android is more secure, that's why it's using that as a base for their mobile systems.
8. APPLE_ROYALLY (Posts: 25; Member since: 24 Apr 2012)
We see our sales sky-rocketing®
We say we will lead®
We are progressing®
We think ios is all u need®
We were what we are®
We assume others to keep juxtopostion®
We like that®
20. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Why are you saying "we?"®
You make no sense®
Despite what you say, I still love Android®
Eff off, you're really annoying®
9. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Business users don't need toys. They need an intuitive phone that's stable and gets the job done. They're not in need of live wallpaper and free junk apps.
Also business people need battery life that lasts.
11. networkdood (Posts: 4749; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Well, according to those stats, business users like toys,and that is why they activate iphones....give it some more time and things will change.
14. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Well we know iOS dominates in business. We also know Apple users are better educated, more tech savvy and wealthier.
That's ok you can keep denying the facts
18. frydaexiii (Posts: 1132; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Just shows how sad it is...That the "more educated & wealthier" are bandwagon sheeps as well.
And Apple users more tech-savvy? Sure, and I'm Bill Gate's son =_=". Knowing how to download an app and activating it does not count as being "tech savvy".
17. frydaexiii (Posts: 1132; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Really? Cos I have an uncle who's company forced him to buy an iPhone and use an iPad because the company wanted to use a certain app that the whole company uses. This is probably the reason why it's selling...Boss is a rich sheep and forces the entire company to use it.
lol, I like how you consider digging thru menus just to turn on WIFI/ some other settings intuitive. How you consider rows and rows of icons intuitive just shows me how stupid some people have become...
16. Mozarrt (Posts: 285; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
Can't wait until Windows Phone challenges this monopoly of iOS, if only MS would do more to get the business users attracted.
Untill then, I'd prefer an iPhone over a Droid anyday.
19. ardent1 (Posts: 1863; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Windows phone is late to the game and is being marginalized. The problem with windows is it's the third OS meaning it's got to overcome the stickiness or the equity people already invested in either the iOS or android OS ecosystem. I've spent too much time and money to give up my iOS infrastructure.