Apple rules the skies with 84% in-flight share vs. Android’s 16%

When it comes to staying connected at 36,000 feet, tablets and smartphones now make up a whopping 67 percent of the devices being used to connect to Gogo. Tablets are the most preferred device at 35 percent, followed closely by laptops (33 percent) and smartphones (32 percent).

Apple devices continue to reign 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.

Gogo 2013 in-air Internet iOS vs. Android

Source: Gogo LLC

MacDailyNews Take: YKBAID.

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    1. So, are you thinking that people that may have the cash to buy something (car, boat, vacation, …) spent a little more to get the best and Android with their e-Readers may not have extra cash and may have had to go cheap again. It could be the place to advertise Food Stamps, government free cheese, pot clubs in Colorado, … So, know your customer and run the ads on the correct devices. Ok. So, how is Google making money with this free Android OS?

  1. I’ve been on a number of flights, domestic and international, lately and have to say these numbers are suspicious. Based on my observations, the non-Apple devices in use on airplanes is somewhere in the vicinity of zero.

    1. I do have to say quite the opposite. I see a lot of non-iPad tablets and large form factor phones being used it when I fly. And I fly a fair amount. Of course I’m quite happy with my third-generation retina iPad. But I don’t believe this article is very accurate.

      1. unless you two are looking over someone’s shoulder to see what they are doing you can’t tell who is logged in. i use my macbook pro, ipad and iphone on an airplane but i don’t ever log in – the prices are exhorbitant. i can wait until i land – nice to be disconnected once in a while.

        1. No,not logged in. Using. The number of people who are using their devices. I see a large percentage of non-Apple tablets and phones being used when I fly. Most are not logged in. I don’t log in, I just use my iPad to watch something I have saved to the hard drive. Or I spend the time deleting emails or straightening out my photos. I see a wide variety of phones and tablets but certainly not the percentage of Apple that the article seems to tout. But as I said, I’m very happy with my third gen iPad retina. It looks great and works flawlessly. My iPhone 4 S? While it works very well as have all my others, I am ready for a larger iPhone. Have been ready for a long time.

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