Apple continues to rule the mobile enterprise space, but its grip might be starting to slip. iOS lost 6 percentage points over the past quarter, dipping to 64 percent of global device activations in Q2 2015. Android device activations, meanwhile, gained the same amount to hit 32 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. Windows stayed flat at 4 percent, with 3 percent comprising the desktop operating system on tablets and 1 percent comprising Windows Phone.
In fact, Windows Phone activations have remained consistent over the past two years: flat at 1 percent. That’s a wrong Microsoft is working to right with Windows 10 Mobile and its own flagship devices, including two rumored to be announced next month.
iOS’ losses, which translated into gains for Android and Windows, can be mainly attributed to a bigger change in the tablet market. Over the past year, iOS fell from 81 percent to 64 percent, Android jumped from 15 percent to 25 percent, and even Windows grew from 4 percent to 11 percent.
The report highlighted three other interesting findings:
- iOS continued to outpace Android in regulated industries such as public sector (79 percent), education (76 percent) and healthcare (70 percent).
- Android moved ahead of iOS for the first time in high-tech sectors, (increasing to 53 percent) and saw significant gains in energy (48 percent) and manufacturing (42 percent).
- Secure browsing led all app categories for a third 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 16-page report yourself right here: