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Study results are in  (Source: Meraki)
Desktop devices are shrinking in use

A study conducted by cloud networking company Meraki has looked at the amount of data consumed by various types of devices via Wi-Fi. The study is a comparative analysis of devices between 2010 and 2011. The results of the study are now available and show that mobile platforms have gained significantly compared to desktop platforms. 

The average monthly Wi-Fi data consumed according to Meraki by Android, iPhone, and iPod users is about 40MB while the average iPad user consumes 200MB of data each month.

According to the study, iOS devices and Android devices now account for 58% of all Wi-Fi devices. In 2010, the percentage of the same devices was 33% showing a significant growth. Desktop platforms declined over the study period slipping from 63% for Windows and Mac combined to only 36% this year.

IOS devices grew significantly over the time period going from 32% of Wi-Fi traffic up to 47%. Android on the other hand went from 1% to 11%.

The study found that the single most popular Wi-Fi device is the iPhone, which should surprise no one. The survey gathered its data from the 17,000 deployed cloud networks Meraki runs around the world. Those 17,000 networks have more than 40 million different users and the study data was gathered using information about what devices connect to those cloud networks.

It's no surprise to see the number of computers accessing Wi-Fi declining. Computer sales are slowing and tablet sales are increasing according to Gartner's latest data. 



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RE: not surprised I guess
By Omega215D on 6/24/2011 4:44:06 PM , Rating: 0
Laptops are able to be on Wi-Fi and mobile networks as well.


RE: not surprised I guess
By Omega215D on 6/24/11, Rating: 0
RE: not surprised I guess
By Smilin on 6/24/11, Rating: -1
RE: not surprised I guess
By bakedon on 6/29/2011 10:08:01 PM , Rating: 1
Ya but he is right. A nice thin laptop does it all and has a keyboard. DBAD (dont be a douche)

+1 to Omega


RE: not surprised I guess
By chagrinnin on 6/24/2011 9:20:30 PM , Rating: 2
Well it wasn't for the pocket protector or the tape on your glasses. Maybe 'cause your hotdog stand was open and you had a bat in the cave?


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