More than 6.8 million new Android devices were activated on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve according to Google.
On Christmas Day, activations catapulted to more than 6.8 million, a 353% increase over the baseline.
Compared to Christmas Day 2010, the previous single-day record, with 2.8 million device activations, Christmas 2011 grew by more than 140%.
Historically, more iOS and Android apps are downloaded on Christmas than on any other day of the year.
Forbes Magazine claimed that according to Flurry, by the end of 2011, Apple’s App Store is on pace to exceed 10 billion downloads, which will double the cumulative number of downloads earned across 2008, 2009 and 2010.
The Android Market also set records, more than tripling its life-to-date downloads of 3 billion, reached in May 2011, to now over 10 billion cumulative downloads reached this December.
Flurry claimed that during the first 20 days of December activations ranged from 1.3 to 1.8 million. On Christmas Day, activations catapulted to more than 6.8 million, a 353% increase over the baseline.
And the first thing new tablet and smartphone users did upon activation was to explore the App Store and Android Market. A quarter of a billion downloads occurred on Christmas Day 2011, which is more than double any other day in the history of iOS and Android devices, except December 24 (for those who just couldn’t wait another day to open their presents), which delivered roughly 150 million downloads.