Android Inflight Wifi

If you're using in-flight Wifi on a plane over the United States, you're using Gogo's ground-to-air Internet service. And today the provider dropped a few statistical tidbits our way.

The broad strokes are that 26 percent of smartphones connecting to Gogo's service are Android, with the rest running iOS. (BlackBerry and Windows Phone total just 0.016 percent.) That might not seem like a lot, but Gogo is showing a 400 percent increase in total Android use from 2011 to 2013. That's assuming the devices are correctly reporting what they're running of course, so if anything those numbers are probably low.

Check out the full infographic at the link below.

Source: Gogo

 
There are 8 comments

still1 says:

phil i think its 16% and not 26%

N0sferatU524 says:

I used their service once on my laptop (was a free promotion period). SLOW SLOW SLOW! It's basically the entire aircraft sharing one HSDPA connection. Other than basic website searching to me it was useless. Cool stats tho!

vnangia says:

This must be about you then, right? http://vimeo.com/50652818

Kidding, but seriously...

drwohl says:

If you keep its limits in mind, it's very useful. I can keep current on email and do a fair amount of research. Gogo is pretty clear that it's not for streaming video and similar playtime stuff. For my work, it's very helpful.

drwohl says:

If you keep its limits in mind, it's very useful. I can keep current on email and do a fair amount of research. Gogo is pretty clear that it's not for streaming video and similar playtime stuff. For my work, it's very helpful.

does this mean most Android uses are too cheap to pay for in-flight wifi?

Gearu says:

If you listen carefully you can hear BlackBerry crying.

acrewdog says:

Since smartphones are banned from use in-flight, this is most likely reflecting use of tablets.