Its early for enterprise mobility! Really early.

Author: Amitabh Sinha

Publish on: Sep 23, 2014 4:09:07 AM

I recently got introduced by Puneet Chawla to some very interesting data available in the Google Playstore.

Android Client Installs for VDI, MDM, EFSS, etc. Android Client Installs for VDI, MDM, EFSS, etc.

This is a point-in-time snapshot of the number of installs of various Android clients for enterprise software. I don't know how iOS vs. Android plays out for enterprise usage. For consumer usage, Quantcast estimates that Apple’s iOS accounted for 60.3 percent of 60.3 percent of the mobile web browsing traffic in the U.S. July of 2014. Meanwhile, Android’s share of the mobile web browsing traffic market in the U.S. climbed from 28.5 percent in June of 2013, to 33.4 percent last month. So Android traffic is a little over 1/2 of the iOS traffic.

Here are some interesting nuggets I can glean from the Android client data:

(1) For Windows remoting, Citrix Receiver is an order of magnitude bigger than the competing VMware Horizon client. This is a little surprising based on the recent flurry of announcements from VMware.

(2) For Enterprise File Sync and Sharing, Box is two orders of magnitude bigger than ShareFile, Airwatch Content Locker, and egnyte. This is a much bigger gap than I expected based on publicly available revenue numbers or placement in magic quadrants.

(3) The MDM client race is close between Good, MobileIron, and Airwatch. Surprisingly Good seems to be ahead of the pack.

(4) It is very early in the secure browser/workspace market with less than 100,000 installs for any vendor, including Workspot. We are still doing email in the enterprise!

This isn't usage data, just install data, so we are missing some key data points about usage and corresponding iOS data. Would love to hear from people about their thoughts on whether this gels with what they know or have heard.

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