Yesterday, Macworld ran an article on Android's popularity among US businesses. In a survey of over 1,600 corporations, Android's growth is more than 20 times higher than that of the iPhone. In fact, 16% of respondents said their firms are already using Android devices, up from 10% just three months earlier. By contrast, iPhone use increased to 31%, up from 30% - growing, but not nearly as fast as Android.

Still, despite the fact that Android has experienced significantly more growth in the past few months, keep in mind that the iPhone already has nearly twice the market share of Android. As Android continues to grow, its pace should slow as well - although the more open system is likely to be a long-term draw to Corporate users, as they'll be able to more finely control the devices. In layman's terms: the growth should taper off down the road, but will likely continue to outpace the growth rate of the iPhone.

The loser here? RIM's Blackberry, which has dropped from 66% to 62% of the market from May to August. Despite the loss, don't count RIM out yet - they just posted some fantastic results for the quarter.

Oh, and for anyone keeping up with the math: the totals exceed 100% because some corporations support more than one mobile OS.

[Source: Macworld]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • Paul

    This is what I've been saying. Apple may be doing well now and there are a lot of fanboys defending them, but you can't deny the facts. Android is growing by leaps and bounds, more and more handsets, more and more features. Look at where they were 1 year ago vs today, look at apple 1 year ago vs today. While apple still continues to slightly grow, Android is growing at a phenomenal rate. At this speed, at this momentum, they'll overtake apple permanently in only a matter of months. The iPhone 5 will of course help, but when that's released, a slew of easily comparable if no better Android phones will be out at the same time. I just don't see how one company can innovate or out-spec or out-think Motorola + HTC + Samsung + LG + Dell + Acer + Asus, etc. When there's that much muscle behind you, it's only a matter of time.