If you received a new smartphone or tablet for Christmas, you’re not alone; VentureBeat reports that over 17 million new iOS and Android devices were activated on Christmas day, according to analytics firm Flurry. That’s a bump of over 330% over the average of the 20 days preceding the biggest gift-giving day of the year.
Perhaps even more interesting is the fact that while tablets accounted for just 20% of the activations between December 1-20, the 25th saw tablets take over, with 51% of new device activations coming from slates. As you might expect, the skyrocketing device statistics also helped to bump app download rates, with roughly 20 million downloads tallied each hour for the majority of Christmas day.
Flurry: 17 million iOS, Android devices activated on Christmas day originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 27 Dec 2012 16:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.