Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi Usage Numbers

Ina Fried, writing for some website:

Android may be gaining market share on the ground, but when it comes to market share at 10,000 feet and above, it’s still an Apple world.

Gogo tells AllThingsD that iPhones make up nearly two-thirds of the mobile devices using its inflight Wi-Fi service. Android devices make up just 12 percent, trailing even the iPod touch, which accounts for 20 percent of handheld connections.

Another data point that highlights the discrepancy between the incredible device activation numbers claimed by Google and actual real-world usage of mobile devices. Example: Flickr’s stats on popular camera phones. Where are these Android phones? How many of them are used for little more than phone calls and texting?


Tablets like the iPad were not included in these mobile numbers as such devices are counted with computers (and also pay the higher PC rates). But the iPad is a popular frequent flier as well, accounting for more than a third of large screens using Gogo in June. All versions of Windows totaled 41 percent with Mac OS machines making up just under 20 percent.

So the iPad alone has almost caught up to Windows, and Apple devices — iPads and MacBooks combined — account for a majority of large-screen Gogo usage.

Monday, 1 August 2011