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 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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