Print 31 comment(s) - last by bakedon.. on Jun 29 at 10:08 PM

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. 

Comments     Threshold

This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

RE: not surprised I guess
By cmdrdredd on 6/26/2011 4:40:38 PM , Rating: 2
It's called NetFlix... Everyone I know that has an iPad uses it for about 3 things: Surf Web Angry Birds (or similar stupid life wasting game) NetFlix

1) Sure I go on the web on it...but not a whole lot because no flash.

2) Angry Birds is so last year...Now we play Cut the Rope which is much more intellectually stimulating, less annoying, and more difficult. Or Stick Man Golf which has a multiplayer component that is quite fun.

3) Netflix? Actually I don't use netflix. Why you may ask? Simply because I don't like streamed video. I tolerate it when it's impossible to have an alternative (youtube and videos posted to facebook), but I prefer to watch my movies on a big screen in 1080p with lossless sound. I also don't like to pay monthly for a service I might not use all the time.

“We do believe we have a moral responsibility to keep porn off the iPhone.” -- Steve Jobs
Related Articles

Copyright 2016 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki