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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: My thought...
By alpha754293 on 3/10/2013 3:17:49 AM , Rating: 2
Well...there are two sides to every story - even between you and your daughter.

First off, I run like mini supercomputers for work and do a LOT of engineering analysis work. But when it comes to cell phones (smart or dumb) - I'm at a total loss - much to the amusement of my college housemates and my colleagues.

Also interestingly enough, my friends who are social workers spend more time on their phones (especially if we're going out - which sometimes bug the crap out of me - but that's a different discussion) whereas my phone might as well be off since nearest makes no difference.

That being said though - there ARE advantages to using the same of similiar devices that your friends and/or peers use.

For example, I have friends who have tween/teen kids and sometimes, if I'm asking them for some information (say their parents email address or contact info or something) - it's a LOT easier for me to just hand them my iPhone and I don't have to teach them how to use it. In fact, they can probably teach an old (31-year-old) geezer like me a thing or two about my own device. I just have to tell them what info I want, and how I want them to format the information as they're typing it and the rest - I leave it up to them. And it works. Remarkably well.

So it's NOT always a bad thing. And when it comes to figuring out how to do stuff on the phone or what apps to use etc., if you're one or the other - you can only help so much (since the probability of you being on both is rather slim; unless one's for work and the other's for personal). And so, with my social worker friends; they both have Android phones. And if they ask me questions about it, I'm even MORE useless than if someone just asked me how to use my own phone.

RE: My thought...
By JPForums on 3/11/2013 9:20:51 AM , Rating: 2
That being said though - there ARE advantages to using the same of similiar devices that your friends and/or peers use ...

Interestingly, this point of view is actually in Android's favor. For you, this may mean it makes since to get an iPhone. However, Android is currently far more prevalent than iOS. With the plethora of low end Android phones saturating the market, and high end Android phones capable of competing with the iPhone, the probability of being affiliated with an Android user is even higher than being affiliated with an iOS user. Granted not all android phones are equal, but they really aren't that different. Besides, the probability still holds up (to a lesser extent) if you look at Samsung vs Apple.

To be clear, I take the view point that people should choose a device that works best for them. If you need a system that is simple and stable, iOS (or Windows Phone) is a good option. If openness, expandability, and feature diversity are your thing, Android's looking pretty good. If you are likely to need a lot of help with your device, get what other people around you have. If you are buying for the social status, pick what makes you look good. That said, I still can't figure out why someone would spend $600+ (even if the price is hidden by contract) on a phone and refuse to figure out how to use it (not to be confuse with those who just need some help). I still haven't got a chance to check out BB10, but from what I have heard, it may put RIM back into contention in the business sector.

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