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Android Sees Gains in Business at Blackberry’s Expense

Another Win for Android

Corporate adoption of new smartphone operating systems oftentimes shows the relative strength of a platform.  Seeing the Android OS edging higher in the business world shows that it really is a force to be reckoned with.  This could also explain the recent release of Google’s new security layer and Google Authenticator, story here.  As well as some of the other security features being rolled out via Verizon and Good Technology

On Tuesday ChangeWave Vice President of Research, Paul Carton released the results of a survey of 1,602 corporate IT buyers.  “When we asked respondents which mobile operating system their company currently provides, the Android OS (16%) was the clear momentum winner…,” wrote Paul Carton. In the coming 90 days companies are planning on buying HTC and Motorola phones in high numbers.  HTC looks to be gaining 16% and Motorola 15% in corporate buying plans. Through the past nine months Android has gained a “five-fold increase in market share,” Paul Carton.

BlackBerry still holds a very strong lead with 66% market share, though it has dropped since May.  Apple’s iPhone held relatively steady at 31% which is a 1% increase. Windows Mobile and Palm OS/Web OS both dropped one percent and are at 9% and 6% respectively.

sources: PhoneArena via Investorplace

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