Apple Reigns Supreme According to Gogo In-Flight Internet Usage Stats
March 8, 2013 7:54 AM
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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.
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RE: This not that surprising
3/10/2013 3:10:34 PM
"I couldn't work out from your link what was being measured and by who"
Of course not. Put in a good dish of denial and its easy not underdstand anything that is going on. GEt used to it though, because its happening, and you will see more and more of it, so prepare your spin now. Let me spell it out for you... The odd argument you keep using of utilization is done, over, move on, Android has caught up. It caught up in sales, then it caught up in features, then it surpassed in both. Then it caught up in hardware and caught up in smooth fluent UI then it surpassed in both. Then it caught up in software/apps and utilization... I will leave the nest step to your imagination.
The point is, regardless of your huffing and puffing, Android is a juggernaut that cannot be avoided. It is not only cheaper, it is better and people are catching on. It will catch up and surpass in all angles eventually unless something better comes along to knock it off. With its ony real competitor meandering away its lead and regurgitating the same products with hardly noticeable impreovements, it seems it happening faster and faster. Better get your spin prepared for that too.
Here is a tidbit for you. Analysts are expecting year over year Apples sales to decrease and profits to decrease for the current quarter. The 1st time since the iPhones release. Get your spin ready for that one too, cuz its coming.
Better yet, try and be a man and detach your sense of self worth from a company and put it where it belongs, back on yourself. Remove Apple and you are a pretty cool, sensible guy with a good head. Add Apple, and you start reeking of fanboyism, denial and blindness.
RE: This not that surprising
3/10/2013 5:49:28 PM
Android is a failure, Tony says it so it must be true!
RE: This not that surprising
3/10/2013 10:27:23 PM
I believe he called Android a "spectacular failure" LOL... What he is really worried about is IOS repeating the same path that Mac did. That's OK. He can huff and puff all he wants, that fact is that Android is the # 1 mobile OS. As an OS and a platform it is firing on all pistons. Its improving sang growing by leaps and bounds while the competition stagnates.
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