Activations of new iOS and Android devices soared on
Christmas Day, jumping by 142% over the same day last year, a
Web metrics company said.
Meanwhile, Google's head of mobile claimed that 3.7 million
new Android smartphones and tablets had been activated last
According to Flurry, which provides metrics services to app
developers, total activations of new iOS and Android devices
reached 6.8 million on Sunday, Christmas Day. That was 142%
above the previous one-day record of 2.8 million activations
on Dec. 25, 2010, and a 353% increase over the average of 1.5
million activations daily between Dec. 1 and Dec. 20, 2011.
Not surprisingly, Flurry attributed the massive jump in iOS
tablet activations to holiday gift giving.
What? Both are doing well? So many in COLA make it seem like a zero sum
game... where successes for one (usually Google) mean something bad for the
other (usually Apple).
I am happy they are both doing well... though I would prefer if Android
could do so without plagiarism.