updated 08:15 am EDT, Fri May 13, 2011
iPhone over 3X more popular in work than Android
Apple is still far ahead in corporate adoption compared to Google, Intermedia found in a study late Thursday. Despite Android's inroads at home, iPhones made up 61 percent of those using Exchange on Intermedia's global hosting service. Only 17 percent of devices were Android, making the group smaller than the 22 percent "other" category including minority platforms like Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, HP's webOS, and Symbian.
Of those activated in April, Android was much higher, at 33 percent, but was only cutting into share of those who would have gone to Microsoft, Nokia, or HP in the past. The iPhone had a larger slice of the most recent activations at 64 percent.
Tablets were still a smaller piece of Intermedia's business, but were growing rapidly and gave Apple a near monopoly. About 99.8 of total activations were iPads, where Samsung's Galaxy Tab was just a tenth of a percent, and the Motorola Xoom at 0.03 percent was only as popular as the Huawei S7.
April activations only had a slight impact on the iPad, which still had 99.68 percent of the space. The Galaxy Tab and Xoom were tied for 0.16 percent.
The Intermedia split didn't reflect absolute market share. Although the hosting company does support RIM, those using BlackBerry devices often have their own BlackBerry Enterprise Server hosting. As the self-proclaimed largest hosting provider of its kind, however, the company may help support notions that iOS is still dominating among those either adding mobile devices for the first time or switching away from the BlackBerry.
Apple during its most recent results call noted that 80 percent of the Fortune 500 was either testing or using iPhones, and 75 percent were doing the same.