By Harry McCracken | Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 12:16 pm
It’s a big week for interesting stats relating to Internet usage breakdowns by device. Comscore has released numbers that say that the iPad accounts for 97 percent of tablet usage on the Web–no shocker there. And cloud networking company Meraki has published some data based on device usage numbers from its customers networks:
Whenever I look at numbers like these, I try to remind myself that we don’t know how precisely they map to the world at large. But they’re still fun to ponder.
I was startled to see Windows account for only 23 percent of Wi-Fi usage given that the vast majority of PCs on the planet run it. But many of those Windows machines are desktops, and desktops are far less likely to be on Wi-Fi than notebooks are.
In case you’re curious, here are current stats for device usage here at Technologizer. (These are visits to a blog, so it’s an entirely different sort of data than Meraki’s figures for Wi-Fi usage by device–which is why my breakdown bears little resemblance to Meraki’s breakdown.)