Business iPhone 4S Activations Surge While Android Activations Remain Steady

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Good Technology (, the leading provider of secure, managed enterprise mobility for a range of mobile devices, today released its quarterly data report for the final quarter of 2011. The report details smartphone and tablet devices activated amongst its enterprise customers, which include half of the Fortune 100.

Tablets were the story for much of 2011, but the mid-October release of the iPhone 4S caused smartphone activations amongst Good’s customers to skyrocket. In the top 10 enterprise activations by device type, the iPhone 4S clinched the #1 spot in Q4, followed by the iPhone 4 at #2 and the iPad 2 at #3. Android grew steadily in absolute terms and accounted for 35 percent of smartphone activations, but only 6 percent of tablet activations. The Samsung Galaxy SII was the top Android device at #6, followed by the Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola Droid 3, Sprint EVO 4G (Q3′s most popular Android device), and Motorola Droid X2.

“As we expected, iPhone activations slowed in Q3 in anticipation of the iPhone 4S and then jumped significantly immediately after its launch, with 31 percent of Q4 activations coming from that device alone,” said John Herrema, Good Technology’s SVP Corporate Strategy. “Android continues to be driven by smartphone activations and we expect to see continued Android growth in 2012 as Good’s customers continue to ramp up their BYOD (bring your own device) programs.”

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