Android activations almost tripled over the holiday weekend. More than 3.7 million Android activations were recorded between the 24th and the 25th of December, which is around three times the usual 700,000 activations per day. Even AndroidPIT felt the surge: our numbers spiked to 40,000 over the holiday weekend – about 10,000 more visitors per day than usual.
Overall, according to the analytics firm Flurry, over 6.8 million iOS and Android devices were activated on Christmas day alone and 242 million apps were downloaded on the same day. Assuming around 50% of those app purchases were made by new phone users, that means folks are downloading approximately 17 apps with their new phone on the first day alone.
While Google’s Andy Rubin has bragged about the number of activations over the weekend, Apple is keeping quiet. We’re guessing the number of iPhone activations is slightly lower than the number of Android activations, although if you factor in iPad2 and iPods, I’m guessing the number exceeds Android.
Source: Tech Crunch