Apple iPhone 6 was the most popular device last quarter says new report by Good Technology
posted by Alan F. / Mar 24, 2015, 11:37 AM
Keep in mind that Good Technology's numbers come from its customers, which are businesses and governments. The data used in the report came from its clients who activated five or more handsets during the quarter. Because BlackBerry uses only the BES corporate email service, the report does not offer any trends related to BlackBerry handsets.
According to the report, the Apple iPhone 6 is the most popular handset. Together with its big brother the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, the pair accounted for 30% of all smartphone activations during the last three months of 2014. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 remains more popular than the 5.5-inch iOS phablet, capturing 77% of fourth quarter activations between the two.
Samsung dominated the Android landscape in the fourth quarter, producing nine of the top ten Android powered handsets activated during the period. The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini topped the Android activations list from October through December, with other Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5 variants high on the list.
As you might expect, each platform had different pockets of strength. Apple's iOS was strong in industries that are regulated. For example, during the quarter Apple's mobile OS had a 95% share in the Legal industry, owned 82% of the Public Sector and 81% of the Financial industry. During the same time frame, Android captured a 45% share of phones activated in High-Tech, 39% of the handsets in Manufacturing and 35% in Transportation. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has helped the Surface line pick up some interest in Finance, Professional Services and Insurance. The report notes that the top three industries that "lightly" adopted Windows Phone in the quarter were Business and Professional Services, Financial Services and Manufacturing.
The report also says that Secure IM was the leading app by usage on smartphones during the fourth quarter of 2014, followed closely by Secure Browser apps. On tablets, Document Editing was on top followed by Document Access. App adoption was up 65% sequentially and 300% year-over-year.
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From the pdf source above: "Good Technology serves more than 6,200 organizations worldwide, including 100% of the FORTUNE 100® commercial banks, aerospace and defense firms and more than half of the other FORTUNE 100 companies. By leveraging data collected from our extensive customer base, the broad portfolio of apps supported through our Good Secure Cloud as well as third-party and custom-built apps on the Good Dynamics® Secure Mobility Platform, Good is uniquely positioned to provide insight into the adoption of new mobile apps, platforms and devices. " Wow, Blackberry beaten by Apple & Android in enterprise... With only 1% blackberry in enterprise?? I wonder what the BB-spoke-person will say in this article.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 11:41 AM 1
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You might have missed this part of the article: " Because BlackBerry uses only the BES corporate email service, the report does not offer any trends related to BlackBerry handsets." Regards, Alan F.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 12:13 PM 8
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I wonder what you have to say, man named Jane, now that you had to get corrected in your trolling by the author of this very article. You totally overlooked the fact that Good Technology does not have access to any of BlackBerry's sales or trending information, and went right on to flat out lie. Hopefully, this will discourage you from any further trolling, but I won't hold my breath. Good is a direct competitor of BlackBerry, and I doubt that they would offer up any factual information about BlackBerry if they had access to it and it was in the positive.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 1:56 PM 1
On one hand, that isn't surprising at all. I'm more curious to know what percentage of apple's record-breaking numbers came from existing iOS users upgrading vs new customers from the Android or Windows camps. On the other hand though, I'm amazed that 90% of all Android activations went to Samsung, even with their decline. It really does seem like all the other manufacturers are fighting for scraps. That makes me kind of sad, because I wish there was more pressure from within Android itself on Samsung to ensure the continued cultivation of new ideas. I don't see that happening as much if their only competition on earth is the technologically reserved titan that is Apple.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 11:51 AM 0
the issue is HTC screwed up with the One series, such a disappointment, maybe Sony and LG will do better this year.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 12:13 PM 1
HTC failing to dethrone Samsung can't be blamed solely on the one series. Samsung has been dominating Android for 4 years now. The only manufacturer that can warrant a threat to them would be Apple. And hypothetically LG. With Samsung being almost ludicrously dominant in terms of companies people have actually heard of in the Android family, it's difficult to see them being usurped by any one company. It would most likely be a scenario in which several companies eat up part of Samsung's market share. that may happen, but either way there isn't any one Android manufacturer that is truly positioned to take out Samsung. Xiaomi is more or less confined to Asia, and that is where the vast majority of Huawei and Lenovo's phones sell as well. With Samsung actually reacting to criticisms now, it'll be even more difficult for an android competitor to do them harm when it comes to flagship sales. Midrange and lower price models may be a different story altogether though, and that's where the real pressure on Samsung is.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 1:24 PM 2
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Looks like lots of android phone sales end up either inside the user drawer, or just unsold inventory in carriers drawer Iphone sales less but fully sold to end users
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 11:57 AM 3
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I just have no idea what this article is about. Every one knows Apple was the best seller.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 12:35 PM 0
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To show people who is king of sales. Remember Apple keeps the lights on in PA office.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 12:55 PM 2
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What makes you think that Samsung won't be the only Android OEM? I'm speaking here in the US. Cuz I agree Xiaomi and Huawei are in Asia only. HTC is not selling well and loosing money, Sony i think wants to sell the phone division of their company and is also loosing money. LG just won't be a threat ever.
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 1:43 PM 3
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So let's see. Apple sold 191M phones for the whole year. Right? 75M came in one quarter. While the largest phone seller in the world, sold 330M which is about 82M per quarter. Yet somehow, Apple having one great quarter is better than a company who has sold 82M phones per quarter for 2.5 years?
posted on Mar 24, 2015, 1:56 PM 6
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