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Android & iOS device activations hit 17 million on Christmas with more tablets than phones

2012 has been a pretty great year for Android and iOS, and even the smartphone and tablet scene. And since it’s the end of the year, it’s interesting to see what tech people bought this holiday season, and thanks to statistics from Flurry Analytics we might know just that.

Flurry stats

Flurry has the number of iOS and Android device activations on Christmas Day 2012 at around 17.4 million. All activated on a single day. Eesh. Last year, both Android and iOS activations totaled at just 7 million. From December 1st to December 20th, the average number of activations per day was 4 million, which jumped to 17.4 million on Christmas Day. Which in-turn is a 332 percent increase. Phew.

51 percent of these were tablets, with 49 percent being smartphones, which is definitely an interesting trend. On average, smartphones sold per day in December outsold tablets by 4:1 but on Christmas it appears maybe folks preferred gifting tablets.

This is usually in direct correlation with the number of devices sold, and iOS and Android app downloads also rose on Christmas Day too. They averaged 155 million per day from December 1st to December 20th, going up 112 percent to 328 Million on Christmas Day.

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