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6.8 million Android and iOS devices were activated on Christmas Day, also 242 million apps were downloaded

Christmas Day was a great day for Android and iOS device activations, saw 6.8 million activated

By Anthony Garreffa on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:27 pm CST - 0 mins, 52 secs reading time

Christmas Day 2011 must have had stockings filled with electronics, because an estimate from mobile app research from Flurry give details on just how many Android and iOS-powered devices were activated on Christmas Day, as well as the amount of downloaded apps.

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Combined, we saw 6.8 million devices activated, an insane 353-percent increase from the 1.5 million average activations per day for the first 20 days of December. This is also 4 million devices higher than the 2010 Christmas record of 2.8 million. Flurry doesn't break down the split of iOS and Android, but if we go with the information of Android chief Andy Rubin saying just before Christmas that Android activations are sitting pretty with 700,000 per day, we know that Apple must be pulling the same numbers.

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App numbers were strong, too. A record 242 million total apps were downloaded across both iOS and Android, a 125-percent jump from the daily average earlier in the month. Last Christmas saw just 150 million apps downloaded. Flurry expects a billion apps to be downloaded between Christmas and New Year's Day.

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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