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Android Smartphones Pick up Steam as Financial Sector and iPads Lead Activations: Detailed in Good Technology's Q3 2011 Data Report

  • Leader in Enterprise Mobility Leverages Data to Illustrate which Devices are Most Popular

REDWOOD SHORES, CA, — October 20, 2011 — Good Technology, the leading provider of secure and managed enterprise mobility for iPhone®, iPad™, Android™ and other leading smartphone platforms, today released its quarterly data report detailing the changing landscape of IT and mobile enterprise technology. The full report, which looks at calendar Q3, 2011, can be downloaded at

In the third quarter of 2011, Apple devices held onto their lead in the enterprise deployments, while Android smartphones gained steady ground in terms of activation volume among the thousands of enterprise and public sector Good Technology counts as customers.

"This quarter, we saw Android smartphones gain in percentage of total activations," said John Herrema, SVP of Corporate Strategy at Good Technology. "This is likely due to consumers holding back purchases of new iPhones in anticipation of Apple's latest release (the iPhone 4S)—as our reports indicate, consumers are setting the agenda for enterprise mobility."

Herrema continued, "Looking forward to Q4, 2011, we expect to see the iPhone 4S to be the catalyst for an Apple rally."

Good Technology ran preliminary numbers on just the opening weekend of the iPhone 4S' availability (October 14-16, 2011) and found a 25% increase in activations compared to the 3Q daily average for the iPhone 4.

Some more key findings:

  • While Android continues to gain market share overall, Good's enterprise end users are showing clear preference for Apple products
  • Among the top 10 industry verticals, financial services continued to see the highest level of iPad activation, accounting for 46 percent for the quarter—more than tripling the amount of activation in any other industry
  • The iPad and iPad2 represent over 96 percent of total tablet activations
  • Android tablets increased slightly to 4 percent of overall tablet activations for the quarter
  • Android smartphones represented nearly 39 percent of all smartphone (non tablet) activations compared to iPhone's 61 percent, despite Android's overall market share growth
  • iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and variants), accounted for over 70 percent of activations in Q3

About Good Technology
Good Technology combines award-winning enterprise-grade mobile security and control with an exceptional user experience, allowing enterprise and government employees to connect, communicate, and collaborate on their devices of choice. Recognized by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) as the Best Mobile Operations Management Solution in 2011, Good opens new possibilities for maximizing business and personal productivity by providing secure, easy-to-use, and instant mobile access to data, applications and services on hundreds of mobile devices. Want to know more? Visit

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