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Apple rules above the clouds

Gogo is one of the most popular and successful in-flight internet service providers in the world. Now, the company has given some statistics on devices used to connect to its in-flight networks.

The statistics show that 67% of the devices used to connect to Gogo during flights are smartphones and tablets. Tablets are the most preferred device connecting to its network at 35 percent, followed by laptop at 33 percent and smartphones at 33 percent.

The most common mobile operating system that connects to the network during flights comes from Apple with the iPad being the most common device overall. 84% of all devices that connect to the Gogo network during the flight run iOS while 16% use Android.

BlackBerry and Windows Phone/Mobile devices each make up less than 1% of in-flight connections.

The most common task performed using these devices in-flight is average web surfing. Gogo says that passengers are accessing their personal e-mail accounts, using social media sites, checking sports scores, and shopping. Business travelers more often use their work e-mail and finalize reports, listing those two activities as their most frequent tasks during the flight.

With Apple devices so popular during flights, it would come as no surprise that Safari is the most popular browser to access Gogo networks. The second most popular browser is Internet Explorer followed by Chrome and Firefox.
While Apple devices are the most common that access Gogo in-flight, Android is catching up. In 2011, only 3.2% of devices accessing the network were Android and so far in 2013, Android accounted for 16% of usage.

Source: Gogo

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RE: What's Being Measured Here?
By Tony Swash on 3/8/2013 1:37:30 PM , Rating: 0
Tony will never get it. It's not about the money the company or app developers make, its about what YOU get as the consumer. With Android, you get far more, period. If you are an investor, Apple is definitely doing well... Well, until the latter half of last year anyhow ;)

I think I do get it.

It's simple.

We are talking about different things because we want to talk about different things.

You want to talk about the products you bought, how great they are, why the ones you didn't buy are no good, etc, etc. That's fine but I find such discussion pretty boring. I don't care why you bought what you did, why you don't like what you don't like and I certainly don't have the slightest interest in telling you why I bought the products I bought. I can't think of anything more tedious than discussing shopping.

What interests me is the bigger picture. What is happening to the tech industry as we live through a technology transition and transformation as big as the PC revolution back in the early 1980s, a time I remember very vividly. I get the same sense of excitement now as I did back then from trying to unravel what is going on as things happen very fast, as some companies fail and some seem to ride the wave of change successfully, as platforms rise and fall, and the shape of things change.

So when I post about platform performance and the changing metrics for assessing what is happening it is in the spirit of trying understand the bigger picture.

I don't get offended by your desire to discuss the intricacies of your product preferences, I just don't find it that interesting so I don't participate in such discussions. I certainly wouldn't attack you for having those discussions or those interests, so why not show me the same courtesy and if you are not interested in what I am talking about just move on rather than feeling compelled to disrupt the discussion, such behaviour seems a bit churlish.

By retrospooty on 3/8/2013 4:48:28 PM , Rating: 2
"What interests me is the bigger picture."

BS... What interests you is Apple, plain and simple. You dont care about the tech, or the industry or the products. You care about Apple, and only Apple. You will derail any real conversation with your prejudiced Apple bias and ignore any and all assets from any competitor. You are quite the opposite of someone that cares about "the industry". Don't act like you are here for any other reason... years worth of your posts prove otherwise.

By retrospooty on 3/8/2013 4:59:33 PM , Rating: 2
"why not show me the same courtesy and if you are not interested in what I am talking about just move on rather than feeling compelled to disrupt the discussion"

Pfapf, to the highest possible extent. Every discussion that goes on here about any company that you feel is a threat to Apple gets interrupted with your pre-determined drivel. You jump into any conversation about Google or Samsung and throw in totally unrelated crap to try and change the subject make them appear worse and Apple better in any and all situations... Everyone here sees that Tony. You are as much of a hippocrit as the company you defend. The very thought you YOU saying anyone else "disrupts" the conversation is laughable. Again, years worth of your posts proves it.

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