Is Android Ready for the Enterprise?
To be fair, Google does have some play. In a second report, Forrester tells us that Android has 27 percent, RIM 26 percent and iOS 24 percent of the market, saying:
"As of the fall of 2011, the top three smartphone OSes have essentially the same share of the installed base of smartphones used for work by information workers across the globe (full-time workers in companies with 20 or employees who use a PC, tablet, or smartphone for work one hour or more per day)."
Enterprise users shifting to Google's platform face problems of fragmentation and device management, among others.
"This indicates that Android's smaller and shrinking share among corporate users isn't likely to reverse its course any time soon. Instead, it will continue to meet new competition in the corporate arena from Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 smartphones and its Windows 8 tablets later this year or in early 2013," writes AppleInsider.
This suggests that the future enterprise market will be defined by two major players: Apple and Microsoft, with supporting parts played by RIM's BlackBerry and Google's Android.
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