Android gains corporate clients at BlackBerry's expense

Android gains corporate clients at BlackBerry's expense
A new survey by ChangeWave, taken from 1,602 corporate IT buyers, reveals that the Android OS is being rapidly adopted by businesses. The Android OS now makes up 16% of the corporate market, up more than five-fold from 3% in November of 2009. A whopping 6% of that growth took place in only the last three months.

The business-sector success of Android comes as RIM's market share is slipping. RIM's BlackBerry line lost 3% over the last three months, dropping to 66%. Their decline might be due in part to RIM's wavering support abroad.

While RIM is still the dominant supplier of corporate clientele, the change is still indicative of Android and others gaining corporate credibility.

Apple's iOS is also on the rise, from 30% to 31% in the same three month period. Windows Mobile and Palm's webOS are both down 1%.

Google's Android OS may be on its way to becoming the corporate standard, particularly if businesses begin integrating Google's ever-widening range of services.

source: InvestorPlace via IntoMobile



1. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

There is an apps to sharpen your pencil. Lick your envelopes. And stir your boardroom coffee silently. Android, in a suit would be a great quick reply from Google on the splash page. No?

2. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

is there an app to make their phones not so lousy? android is going to take over.. and i am not complaining. but i can see why.. how many people do you ever hear say "i have never had a problem with my blackberry.." NONE. i know, i hear people every day saying "oh this phone is a piece of s&^%" and so on.. about every phone out there.. unless they just got it.. then its the best thing ever.. its kind of strange. go talk to them a few months later and they say its a pile of garbage and want a different phone.. and what do they buy.. another phone from the same frickin manufacturer.. i dont get people sometimes! you said hte last one sucked! why on earth did you get another one! tards! but everyone with a blackberry is always whining.. oh it freezes up all the time, it does this and it does that.. whatever. you dont hear that from the other companies.. not near as many complaints.. this has been going on for several years.. hey blackberry.. you need to fix something!

3. EVO4ALL unregistered

Lies, most corporate environments can't and won't support Android devices due to the fact that they won't support exchange policies.

5. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

I just set up an exchange server on a Droid X yesterday, it works flawlessly...

4. XxVerbalxX unregistered

Since it's an open source platform wouldnt it be far less secure than a blackberry? Eh, Android is far superior when it comes to function and apps but personally my business phone would be a blackberry and MY phone would be a droid. (anything i do on my droid isnt anything i care about people hacking, web browsing, facebook, texting, pics, whatever. banking...not a chance in hell)

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