Mobile Devices Gain Majority on Wi-Fi

According to cloud networking provider Meraki, mobile devices make up the majority of Wi-Fi networks use, bypassing traditional computers for the first time. In 2010, computers using Windows or Mac OS X made up 64% of devices that accessed Wi-Fi networks, with iOS devices coming in at 32% and Android devices at 1%. Contrast that with 2011, in which iOS and Android combined to make up 58% of Wi-Fi use, while computers dwindled to 36%. Apple’s iPhone is the most popular device on Wi-Fi (32%); Android devices account for 11%. Another interesting statistic Meraki uncovered concerned iPad use: while these devices accounted for 3.4% of connections, users were consuming an average of almost 200 megabytes per month when connected.

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