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Android’s enterprise market share dropped in the fourth quarter

Android Enterprise Market Share

Despite increasing efforts from vendors to appeal to business customers, a new report found that Android’s enterprise market share actually declined in the fourth quarter. In the latest Device Activation Report released by Good Technology, iOS was found to be at the top of the enterprise market with 77% of all activations, an increase from 71% in 2011, and it captured eight of the 10 spots for most popular devices. Enterprise activations for Android devices fell 6.3% year-over-year for a 22.7% share of the market, while Windows Phone came in at a distant third with 0.5% of activations.

“CIOs today are able to realize increased productivity by supporting a diverse set of mobile products, while retaining security and control, and still provide their employee consumers with product choice,” said Christy Wyatt, CEO and President of Good Technology. “We continue to see more enterprise customers extending the accessibility of mobile applications to a broader employee population within their organizations.”

Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 5 was found to be the device of choice for business customers in Q4, representing 32% of all activations. The most popular Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III, had a 6% share. The top tablet was the iPad with an unprecedented 93.2% of activations, compared to 6.8% from Android slates. The most popular Android tablets for business users were the Galaxy Tab followed by the DROID Xyboard, Galaxy Note, Eee Pad Transformer, Kindle Fire and Xoom.