iOS Devices Found To Be Most Popular Way to Use In-Flight Internet
The in-flight Wi-Fi provider, Gogo, recently reported that iOS users account for the majority share of mobile devices that are accessing the company’s ground-to-air Wi-Fi network, with iPhone owners, comprising some 73%of all traffic originating from smartphones. According to Gogo, 84% of all mobile devices connecting to its services have been identified as running Apple’s iOS whereas products using the rival operating system, Android, accounted for the remaining 16%.
Despite iOS ruling the skies, the operating system still saw a decline from 96.8% share in 2011, while the use of Android grew 400% over the same period. Breaking down the statistics by device even more, smartphones and tablets combine to make up 67% of portables being used to access the internet in-flight. Tablets seem to be enjoying the most use with a 35% share, while laptops and smartphones come in at 33% and 32% respectively.
The Cupertino California company’s presence seems to be dominating with the iPhone accounting for 73% of smartphones recorded, compared to Android’s 26%. Other handsets such as those made by BlackBerry and Windows didn’t even break the 1% mark. Gogo mentioned that passengers spend most of their time surfing the web with the Safari mobile browser, followed by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Google’s Chrome. Other activities ranking high on the list of things to do included writing emails, accessing social media sites, checking sports scores, and shopping – all of which seem quite obvious!