More than a few found either an Android or an iOS device under the Christmas tree this year according to Flurry Analytics. They found that 6.8 million Android and iOS devices were activated on Christmas Day alone. In comparison, activations on Christmas Day 2010, the previous single-day record, had reached 2.8 million.
Google was quick to announce a new record number of Android activations. Google’s Andy Rubin tweeted on December 28th that 3.7 million Android devices were activated on December 24th and December 25th. No such announcement was made by Apple but Fortune’s Philip Elmer-Dewitt estimates that it may have seen some 4.2 million iOS activations on December 25th alone.