It surely was a Merry Christmas for around 17.4 million users around the
globe. According to Flurry Analytics, worldwide activations of Android
and iOS devices topped that figure on Christmas Day 2012 alone.
to say, that is a new record, with Flurry claiming the previous record
was set on Christmas Day last year when total iOS and Android device
activations topped 6.8 million. The website further claimed that it kept
track of December activations in the lead-up to Christmas, and they
averaged 4.0 million per day from December 1-20. That makes the
Christmas Day figure a jump of over 330 percent compared to a 'regular'
December 2012 day!
Flurry also shared a bunch of other interesting
Christmas Day 2012 statistics. It tracked a total 328 million app
downloads on Christmas Day, compared to 155 million December average.
clocked a whopping 20 million downloads per hour, a number that,
interestingly, stayed constant between 10am and 8pm on Christmas Day. On
an average December 2012 day, the peak download mark of around 12
million downloads was hit during 8:30pm.
The website also noted
that while the typical December 2012 day saw mobile activations outpace
tablets 4 to 1, Christmas Day 2012 was split almost entirely down the
middle, with tablets in fact just edging out mobiles in terms of
activations. Now if that isn't a Christmas miracle, we don't know what