Why Android hasn't beaten Apple in business

Despite significant improvements in recent years, three key realities give iOS the edge in the enterprise

Why Android hasn't beaten Apple in business

Across the world, Android smartphones handily outsell Apple iPhones by wide margins -- yet Android devices rarely have significant presence within enterprise environments. Even in the United States, where the market share for the two smartphones is roughly equal, iPhones account for about 70 to 90 percent of enterprise smartphones in use, according to various surveys.

The latest incarnation of Android -- version 6.0 Marshmallow -- has made significant improvements around security and management, and the leading Android device maker (Samsung) offers enterprise-quality smartphones like the Galaxy S7, as well as a strong security platform that has gained federal approval. But enterprise mobility is still very much an iPhone and iPad phenomenon.

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