Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Led by Apple’s iPhone and iPad, Mobile Devices Now Dominate Airport Wi-Fi - Ina Fried - News - AllThingsD

A timely traveler technology reality check

Boingo notes that laptops aren’t going away — mobile devices are just proliferating much faster. There are twice as many laptops, for example, than there were in 2007. However the smartphone has taken off, fueled by the launch of the iPhone in June of 2007.

Apple’s iOS continues to dominate the mobile space, accounting for 83 percent of the mobile total. Combined, all Android devices are still a distant fourth place behind the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch when it comes to popularity on Boingo’s network.

The findings mirror a rise in mobile devices using inflight Wi-Fi, such as that offered by Gogo. In the air, iPads account for more than a third of big-screen connections, compared to about 20 percent for Macs and 41 percent for Windows PCs. Android devices trail Apple’s mobile products on Gogo’s networks as well.

Led by Apple’s iPhone and iPad, Mobile Devices Now Dominate Airport Wi-Fi - Ina Fried - News - AllThingsD

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