∞ Android is a rounding error compared to iPad activations

Good technology on Thursday released a report comparing activations of Apple products to Android-based devices. Among its customers, Apple is still in the lead.

The report, which focuses on the third quarter of 2011, counts thousands of enterprise and public sector companies. According to the data, Android did gain some ground in total activations, but Apple held onto its lead.

John Herrema, senior vice president of Corporate Strategy at Good Technology, blamed “consumers holding back purchases of new iPhones in anticipation of Apple’s latest release,” for the dip in iOS activations in the quarter.

Backing up that theory, Good found a 25 percent daily increase in iPhone activations since the iPhone 4S was released.

If you look at the the iPad and iPad 2 specifically, Android isn’t even providing any competition for Apple.

“To say iOS tablets (iPad and iPad 2) dominated adoption in the enterprise is to understate the case,” wrote Good in its report. “While more and more devices running the tablet-tuned Honeycomb version of Google’s Android operating system have been released, Android tablet activations within Good’s customer base remain in the realm of a rounding error compared to what we’re seeing with iPad and iPad 2.”

  • 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