Thursday, March 7, 2013

Apple devices more likely to be used for in-flight Internet access

Airplane Wi-Fi service Gogo says that 84 percent of those who connect to the Internet in the air do so on iPads, iPods, and iPhones, while just 16 percent use devices running on Android.
Apple's iPhone 5.(Credit: CBS Interactive)
New numbers by in-flight Wi-Fi service Gogo show that "Apple devices are still reigning above the clouds."
Maybe it's because Apple devices are more popular to use while traveling, or maybe it's because Android users are smart enough to download their in-flight entertainment before getting on an airplane?
Despite the reason why, Gogo's numbers are significant (see the infographic below). Eighty-four percent of in-flight Internet users are connecting with iOS vs. 16 percent with Android's operating system. Specifically for smartphones, the number is 73 percent using iPhones compared with 26 percent on Android devices.
While the difference between iOS and Android is vast, Android has increased its share since 2011 when 96 percent of people connected with iOS and 3.2 percent on Android.

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