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6.8M iOS, Android Devices Activated on Christmas Day Says Analytics Firm

People the world over activated a record breaking 6.8 million Android and iOS devices on Christmas Day this year.

According to app analytics firm Flurry, on Christmas Day, 6.8 million iOS and Android devices were activated, more than double the 2.5 million devices that were activated last year on the same day, representing an increase of 125 per cent.

The company said that during the first 20 days of December, 1.3 million to 1.8 million Android and iOS devices were activated each day, with an average of 1.5 million devices each day. On December 25, the number increased by more than 353 per cent, reaching 6.8 million.

A high number of device would also result in record breaking app downloads. Flurry, which tracks more than 140,000 applications, said that people downloaded an average of 108 million applications every day but on Christmas Day, the number soared to 242 million, representing an increase of 125 per cent.

"Historically, more iOS and Android apps are downloaded on Christmas than on any other day of the year. This is due to a massive influx of smartphones and tablets given as gifts. As fast as loved-ones can unwrap their shiny, new Galaxy IIs, iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fires, et cetera, they start loading them up with new apps," the company said.