50M Androids and iOS Activated Christmas Week - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 January 2013 / 3,914 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."

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Ganoncrotch (on 04 January 2013)

barely gaming news tbh most of the apps downloaded by people are awful soundboard junk or "clever" apps which use the gyro to make a whip sound when you flail about a 500euro phone, actually saddened by the things, dumb people with phones smarter than them.

JOKA_ (on 05 January 2013)

While there are a lot of junk apps, there are quite a few really good (read: fun) games that you can get on a smart phone. My iPhone has really become just as much a gaming platform as a phone for me.

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Ganoncrotch (on 05 January 2013)

aye but if you were to cut away all the absolutely terrible free things people download how much of the 328 million would remain?

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Tammi (on 05 January 2013)

Sad indeed....means more people wasting money on digital games instead of buying them retail (where games belong)....

cusman (on 06 January 2013)

Yay, people like to spend money on multi-purpose smart-devices. Everybody wins.

VGKing (on 04 January 2013)

Facebook declared itself a 'mobile' company.......makes sense. Without mobile Facebook would be irrelevant.

Ganoncrotch (on 04 January 2013)

Zynga on the other hand declared themselves static and stagnant.

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Ganoncrotch (on 07 January 2013)

some upset apple fan has come along and dished out the red thumbs :D maybe they even done it from their smart phone!

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