Entering into 2015, Apple continues to rule the mobile enterprise space. iOS lost just 1 percentage point over the past quarter, dipping to 72 percent of global device activations in Q1 2015. Android device activations, meanwhile, gained the same amount to hit 26 percent of total activations last quarter.

The latest findings come from Good Technology‘s Mobility Index Report, although because BlackBerry devices use BlackBerry Enterprise Server for corporate email access, Good Technology does not have insight into the Canadian company’s handset activations. Interestingly, the Windows desktop operating system appeared for the first time in the report this past quarter, registering 1 percent of activations.

Tablets aside, Windows Phone activations have remained consistent over the past two years: flat at 1 percent. That’s a wrong Microsoft will undoubtedly be working to right with Windows 10 and its own flagship devices.

In Q3 2014, Apple reversed its trend of declining quarterly enterprise share for device activations, thanks to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. While iOS slipped a bit in the most recent quarter, as Good Technology points out, it “has maintained a market share of over 70 percent since the introduction of the iPhone 6.”


In fact, the iPhone 6 remained the most popular device in the enterprise, making up 26 percent of all activations in Q1 2015. The most activated Android device was unsurprisingly the Samsung Galaxy S5, and presumably will soon be overtaken by the S6.

Apple and Samsung made up 28 of the top 30 devices. The well-known duopoly that spans mobile software as well as hardware is just as evident in the enterprise.

The report highlighted three other interesting findings:

  • iOS significantly outpaced Android in regulated industries such as education (83 percent), public sector (80 percent), and financial services (76 percent).
  • Android gained wider adoption in less regulated industries, increasing to 47 percent in high tech sectors and 44 percent in energy sectors.
  • Secure browsing led all app categories for the second quarter in a row, representing 21 percent of all apps deployed by organizations.

Good Technology’s reports are an ongoing initiative to track activations across the breadth of mobile platforms and devices in enterprises and governments. They are based on data aggregated from all devices spanning “more than 6,200 organizations in 189 countries.”

You can view the full 20-page report yourself right here:

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