Concerns about Android's security and infrequent patch cycle mean Google's Android operating system (OS) will never be ready for enterprise use, according to V3 readers.
A massive 70 percent of readers said the Linux-based OS will never be ready for professional use, in V3's Android business poll. A meagre eight percent of V3 readers think Android is ready for use in the enterprise.
Security concerns about Android topped the poll, with 13 percent of respondents claiming Google needs to do more to defend its users from hackers to make the platform ready for corporate use.
Five percent said they would only adopt Android in the workplace if Google and OEMs adopted a more robust patch and software update schedule. Meanwhile four percent said the platform needs its own dedicated enterprise app store.
The news will prove a blow to many smartphone and tablet makers to push Android into the enterprise space. Korean tech giant Samsung has been leading this movement, developing a host of custom business-focused devices and security solutions.
This year alone Samsung has debuted new Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro tablet lines and an upgraded version of its Knox security tool. The Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro tablets were debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 and come loaded with a new work-focused Magazine UX Android skin. The new Knox security service followed months later when Samsung unveiled it at its Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 enterprise keynote.
The upgraded version builds on the original's robust sandboxing service and grants IT managers a number of key new powers, including certificate management, VPN+ and enhanced container security capabilities.
Despite the overwhelming hostility to Android from V3's readership, many tech companies have argued it is only a matter of time before CIOs are forced to let Android into their systems.
Samsung's enterprise vice president Andrew Mills argued during an interview with V3 in January that the growing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend means employees will use Android smartphones, whether their IT managers like it or not.
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