Christmas Day Saw Millions of iOS & Android Device Activations

On December 25, 2011, millions of people around the globe opened up their presents, and many of them received Apple and Android mobile devices. Then, they turned them on. The Los Angeles Times reported that 6.8 million Apple and Android devices were fired up on Christmas Day this year, representing more than twice the number that was activated on Christmas Day last year, according to data from Flurry Analytics.

According to the same report, on the days before Christmas, people turned on nearly 1.5 million Apple and Android smartphones and tablets each day. However, figures from Christmas Day reveal that activations soared more than 350 percent, starting from 6 a.m., and remained steady throughout the day until 8 p.m. What happened after dinner? People were able to play with their new gifts, of course. The Los Angeles Times reported that 15 million apps were downloaded between 7 and 9 p.m., counting all the time zones.