50M Androids and iOS Activated Christmas Week - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 04 January 2013 / 3,750 Views
50 million Androids and iOS devices were activated from December 25 and January 1 according to Flurry. 17.4 million devices were activated on Christmas day. This is up from just 6.8 million on Christmas day 2011.
Total app downloads also set a new record for the week. 1.76 billion apps were downloaded and 328 million on Christmas day alone. 604 million apps were downloaded in the US or two apps for every person. 183 million apps were downloaded in China and 132 million were downloaded in the UK.
Flurry expects the growth to continue into 2013 with one billion app downloads per week to become the norm. They also expects two billion app downloads during the fourth quarter 2013.
"Following a year where Google and Apple drove unprecedented adoption of mobile devices," read the report. "Facebook declared itself a 'mobile' company, and Amazon and Microsoft both made significant investments into mobile computing, we look forward to continued record-breaking adoption of smart devices and applications."