Android and Windows see big enterprise tablet surge, claims report

While the iPad continues to be the top dog enterprise tablet, a new report suggests that Android and Windows are gaining significant ground as iOS activations falter.

While the iPad continues to be the top dog enterprise tablet, the latest findings from Good Technology's Mobility Index Report for Q2 2015 suggest that Android and Windows tablets are gaining significant ground as iOS activations falter.

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Good Technology's Mobility Index Report for Q2 2015

According to the report, iPad activations at organizations monitored by Good Technology - more than 6,200 organizations in 189 countries, including all of the Fortune 100 banks, aerospace, and defense firms - fell from 81 percent a year ago to 64 percent during Q2.

During the same period Android tablet activations grew from 15 percent to 25 percent while the underdog Windows say activations increase from 4 percent to 11 percent. This is a huge gain for Windows, which, according to Good Technology languished at 1 percent only two quarters earlier, and is being put down to the Surface tablets along with improved offerings from other OEMs.

But it's not all bad news for iOS. Within regulated industries iOS continues to dominate, accounting for 79 percent of public sector activations, 70 percent of activations in healthcare, 65 percent in insurance, and 63 percent in financial services.

iOS also continues to remain strong in education, accounting for 76 percent of activations.

Overall, iOS leads the way for device activations at 64 percent, Android at 32 percent, Windows at 3 percent, and Windows Phone lagging way behind at 1 percent.

Android also took the lead for the first time over iOS within high-tech firms, accounting for 53 percent of all activations. The platform also saw strong gains in energy (48 percent of activations) and manufacturing (42 percent).

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