Samsung devices take the lead in Android enterprise usage
Samsung devices account for more than half the devices that are used in the Android enterprise segment, according to a survey done by Fiberlink, a mobile device management organization owned by IBM. Fiberlink retrieved device information from users of its MDM products globally and found that Samsung devices were the clear favourite. Of the 250,000 handsets surveyed, it was found that Samsung devices accounted for over 56% of the market, followed by Motorola at 22% and HTC at 8%. The rest of the organizations totalled for less than 2%.
Fiberlink was also able to identify the most widely used handset from each manufacturer. For Samsung, it was the Galaxy SIII. Motorola’s leading handset was the DROID RAZR M, while HTC’s offering was the Droid Incredible 2. The Nexus 4 was the most widely used LG handset in the enterprise segment. Samsung accounts for the majority of the sales in the Android segment, so it is no wonder that its handsets contributed to the bulk of Android devices used in an enterprise setting. Fiberlink’s Jonathan Dale announced that Samsung’s focus on security features was a major factor in the manufacturer’s devices being used so widely. He said, “Samsung has invested heavily in enterprise security features that make IT professionals more comfortable having their devices in the workplace.”
Samsung is adding to its already strong security credentials with the recent launch of the Galaxy S5. The device comes with the latest version of Samsung’s Knox security service that gives you the ability to use two-factor biometric authentication amongst other additions. Knox 2.0 will also be available on other devices and brings better device management to IT admins and users seeking to use their device at work.