Google has had a wonderful Christmas as users have activated 3.7 million Android devices on the 24th and 25th of December, according to one of the company’s executives.
In a Google+ post by Andy Rubin, Google’s senior vice president for mobile, on December 28, he said, “There were 3.7M Android devices activated on 12/24 and 12/25. Congrats team-Android!” This was after he tweeted that 700,000 Android devices are activated every day.
While the exec did not break down how many were activated on Christmas Eve and how many were on Christmas Day, there’s no doubt that one of those days set a new record for activations. Now, the rate at which new Android tablets and smartphones are being activated has grown 40 percent in just around six months.
Christmas activations for iOS devices may even be higher in the United States. According to data posted by Flurry Analytics, 6.8 million new Android and iOS devices were activated on Christmas alone, and if both posted small activation numbers on Christmas Eve, Apple’s mobile OS likely posted more activations than Android.
The data shows that even if Android had 80 percent activations on Christmas day (around 3 million devices); this leaves 3.8 million for iOS.
“On Christmas Day, activations jumped to more than 6.8 million, a 353 percent increase over the baseline,” said Peter Ferago, vice president of engineering at Flurry Analytics. “Compared with Christmas Day 2010, the previous single-day record, with 2.8 million device activations, Christmas 2011 grew by more than 140 percent.”
via: Android Police