Christmas Day saw 17 million iOS and Android devices activated
51%. Tablet sales were led by the Apple iPad, the Apple iPad mini and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
Most people spent Christmas Day downloading apps on their new phone or tablet. Flurry's stats show that the average number of apps downloaded on iOS and Android devices from December 1-20 was 155 million per day. On December 25th, that number surged to 328 million for an increase of 112%. And unlike the average from December 1-20, when app downloads peak between 7-10pm, downloading on Christmas started as early as 9am and remained fairly steady all day until worn out from a busy day of using their new iOS or Android device, people started going to bed.
source: Flurry via TUAW
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iOS and Android activations on Christmas Day
10. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
Android is doing 1.2 million activations/day and surprising still iOS gets a mention before Android in such articles ... Apple does get favoured in 99% of articles when iOS and Android have to be mentioned in same breath.
2. zig8100 (Posts: 106; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
Pretty sure it was almost 50 50 because of the Tabs. If you take the Tabs out then maybe I say about 60 /.40 Android
3. Insignificant (Posts: 182; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Give us the proportion and numbers. Then we'll know how many good kids there were this year (android) and how many bad kids (trolled by iOS)?
4. lyndon420 (Posts: 1448; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
At this rate how long before every living person has one with at least 2 or 3 backups?
5. Sniggly (Posts: 6400; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
My nephew was one of them. It was awesome seeing him jump up and down with excitement when he opened up the wrapping to reveal a brand new Galaxy S3.
9. networkdood (Posts: 5228; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
I would be too. Last year, I was jumping for joy because I received a penny DROID RAZR from AMAZON.
6. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
My fiancés iPad mini is awesome, I want one now...might have to unload my iPad 3.
8. networkdood (Posts: 5228; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
These stats do not count wi-fi only devices, I believe.