A report by WeFi shows the growing trends in wi-fi usage, revealing Android devices to be the most Wi-Fi intensive.
The report is the first of many and focuses on the first quarter of 2010, but WeFi have been collecting Wi-Fi usage data for the last three years. The report measures data usage from laptops, netbooks, Android-based devices, and Symbian-based devices. Apple’s decision to ban Wi-Fi scanning applications in February 2010 eliminated iPhone data from the report.
Different platforms dominated in different download brackets. For example, Symbian devices peaked in the less than 100MB range at nearly 80 percent, with less than 20 percent in the 100MB to 500MB range, less than five percent in the 500MB to 2GB range, and virtually none at 2GB or higher.
Laptops and netbooks, however, dominated the higher brackets, with roughly 60 percent and 50 percent respectively downloading over 2GB in a month. The numbers grow steadily less under the small download ranges.
The findings showed that when it came to laptops, substantially more people downloaded larger amounts on a Wi-Fi network compared to a standard 3G one, with the numbers reversing almost one for one when those users were forced to use a mobile network dongle. Android and Symbian devices, however, were relatively similar regardless of what network the user was using.
Check out the link below for some more stats.