17.4 million Android and iOS devices activated on Christmas Day

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Dec 272012
 

It appears that a few people asked Santa Claus for smartphones or tablets and Santa appears to have come through in a big way. In fact, it was a record-setting day with 17.4 million Android and iOS devices being activated on Christmas Day according to Flurry Analytics.

More iOS and Android devices are activated on Christmas Day than on any other day of the year. This year was no exception. On this Christmas Day 2012, more iPhones, iPads, Galaxy’s, Kindle Fires, and more, were activated than on any other day in history. Moreover, as soon as we could tear the wrapping paper off our cool new devices, we started downloading a record volume of apps.

As the graph below shows, Christmas is a day like no other. Christmas Day 2011 held the previous record of 6.8 million Android and iOS device activations. This year’s Christmas was a mighty 2.5 times larger!

Android and iOS activations on Christmas Day 2012

Interestingly, whereas smartphone activations dominated the first 20 days of December, tablets caught up and accounted for roughly half of Android and iOS devices found under the tree.

Tablet and smartphone activations on Christmas Day 2012

As soon as all those devices were unpacked, they were used to set a record download day. 328 million apps were downloaded, over 100% more than the average day in the first 10 days of December.

Read more: Flurry Analytics

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Gadgetorama

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Dec 242012
 
Merry Christmas

Just before we step away from our computers and gadgets to celebrate Christmas here, we would like to wish each and everyone of you a safe and very merry Christmas and happy holidays. For those who don’t celebrate at this time of the year, may you enjoy the break!

As is usual here, news coverage will be sporadic over the next few days but will quickly gear back up once the holidays wrap up.

All the best to everyone and may you find those gadgets that were your wish list under your tree!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays from Gadgetorama

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Dec 242011
 

ChristmasThe weather may not be cooperating and a green Christmas is likely this year. No matter, the tradition of setting aside the computer to celebrate with friends and family is upon us again. Before I wrap up, I would like to wish everyone who has visited Gadgetorama a safe and very merry Christmas. Enjoy the festivities and the holidays!

As always around this time of the year, news coverage will be sporadic over the next few days but will gear up once more once the holidays wrap up.

All the best to everyone and may Santa bring you those gadgets that you put on your wish list!