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Apple Phones, Tablets Continue to Dominate Inside Big Businesses

Apple made up nearly three quarters of device activations last quarter, according to Good Technology.

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While Android continues to increase its share of the smartphone market, Apple continues to grab the lion’s share inside U.S. corporations — one of the most lucrative segments of the business.

Good Technology said in a report Monday that iPhones made up 72 percent of all devices in the enterprise, down just a single percentage point from a year ago. Android accounted for just over one fourth of all devices and Windows Phone held steady at 1 percent of the corporate market.

Apple devices did even better in tightly regulated environments such as government, financial services and education, while Android saw broader adoption in more open industries such as high tech.

The report comes amid other studies showing that app makers are starting to see total revenue from Android overtake that from iOS, which is still far more profitable per device, though trailing significantly in global market share.

As for specific devices, the iPhone 6 was the most popular single device, accounting for more than a quarter of all device activating in the quarter, while Apple and Samsung combined accounted for 28 of the top 30 devices.

On the tablet side, the iPad still accounts for four in five slates activated by businesses, but that is down from more than 90 percent a year ago. Android gained 1 percentage point from a year ago, while Windows rose from 1 percent to 4 percent.

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