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Good Technology CEO: Android Making Gains in Workplace, But iPhone and iPad Still Dominate

Although companies are starting to open up more to Android, Apple phones and tablets still dominate when it comes to business use of mobile devices.


“Android is clearly growing quickly,” Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt said in an interview. “It shouldn’t shock anyone that iOS is still out in the lead.”

But Wyatt said she is somewhat surprised the iPad remains so dominant in the tablet space some three years after its introduction. Nearly nine in 10 tablets in connecting to Good’s software are iPads.

Overall, Good’s quarterly look at its customers showed three in four device activations were iPhones or iPads, though that is down five percentage points from a year earlier.

As for Windows Phone, Wyatt said it remains less than 1 percent of devices connecting to its software, but interest is growing with more companies wanting to make sure it is something Good supports.

Other findings from the quarterly survey include:

*The iPhone 5 was the most popular phone, followed by the iPhone 4S with Apple devices making up all of the top five devices and six of the top 10 devices.

*The Galaxy S3 was the most popular Android device, accounting for 5 percent of total device activations and one in five Android devices.

*As far as industries adopting iPads, the business, professional services, financial services and insurance industries were the most active, while the life sciences was the fastest growing sector, with adoption double that of a year earlier.

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