Looks like Apple is wearing the suit and tie a bit better than Android these days, according to a second-quarter report from Good Technology.
Good Technology, which produces a device management and security solution for IT departments, found that both iPhone and iPad saw more activations on the enterprise than did Android devices in the second quarter. Good Technology doesn’t currently support BlackBerry devices so those numbers are not included in the report.
On the smartphone side, Android smartphones represented nearly 33 percent of all smartphone activations compared to iPhone’s 66 percent, despite Android’s overall market share growth.
For the second quarter, iOS tablets (iPad + iPad2) share of overall net activations outnumbered Android smartphone activations for the first time — 27.2 percent to 24 percent, respectively.
“In the second quarter of 2011, the most striking thing is Good’s users activated more iPad tablets than Android smartphones and tablets combined,” said John Herrema, senior vice president of corporate strategy at Good Technology, in a statement. “While Android may be gaining smartphone market share with consumers, our business users are clearly gravitating to the iPad and doing so in large numbers.”
Among the top 10 industry verticals, financial services continued to see the highest level of iPad activations, accounting for nearly half of net iPad activations by industry (46 percent), which is more than triple the amount of activations in any other industry.
iOS tablets represented more than 95 percent of total tablet activations, while Android tablets declined slightly to 3.1 percent of overall tablet activations for the quarter.
Good concludes that the iPad’s rise this quarter shows the impact of the iPad 2, which was released at the end of last quarter and did not have sufficient time in market to affect overall first-quarter trends.