It’s no secret that Android devices have emerged as the world’s most prevalent mobile operating system among the general population.
But can Android achieve the same growth in the enterprise community?
According to a new report from ABI Research, Android smartphone OEMs are taking advantage of a solid presence among consumers and mobile business users to drive more business entity smartphone purchases and expand use in the enterprise.
ABI Research predicts that shipment revenues from Android smartphones used by mobile business customers will grow from $54 billion in 2013 to over $92 billion globally by the end of 2018.
ABI Research analyzed Android OEM enterprise features and market presence to provide mobile business customer adoption forecasts for six OEMs including HTC, Huawei, LG, Motorola Mobility, Samsung, and ZTE.
“Despite a significant presence among employees in the workplace, businesses have not allowed or have limited the access of Android devices to enterprise applications and systems,” says ABI senior analyst, Jason McNicol.
“Fearing loss of this large, high-margin market segment, Android OEMs have taken it upon themselves to close these security threats by making Android devices more enterprise ready,” McNicol adds.