Gogo, the internet provider of the air, has published an informative little Infographic all about what people use to access the Internet while they’re in the air, and what they do after they’re connected. Not surprisingly, iOS devices grab the lion’s share of Internet traffic up in the sky-blue yonder.
Apple devices are still reigning above the clouds, following the tablet trend with the iPad being the device of choice. Among all mobile devices being used to connect through Gogo, 84 percent carry Apple’s iOS operating system while 16 percent carry the Android operating system. If you look only at the smartphones our customers are using, the iPhone makes up 73 percent and all Android devices make up 26 percent, with Blackberry and Windows based devices each making up less than 1 percent of devices being used in air.
What do we do after we join the mile-high connection club? Web surfing was number one. (DUH!) Followed by accessing personal email, engaging in social media, checking sports scores and shopping. Oh, and we also use it to check out info about our final destination, or at least the place the plane is headed. Passengers check out the weather, entertainment options, and directions to use upon arrival.