17.4m iOS and Android devices were activated on Christmas Day

1.76bn apps downloaded in last week of 2012

Flurry has reported that during the Christmas week from December 25th-31st, a record-breaking 1.76 billion Android and iOS apps were downloaded.

This figure beats last year’s record week by more than half a billion downloads.

That wasn’t the only record broken, the last week of 2012 also saw the most device activations and app downloads in a single day. Flurry estimates that at least 17.4 million iOS and Android devices were activated on Christmas Day, while 328 million apps were downloaded from both mobile platforms.

When the figures are broken down by country the results reveal that the US downloaded the most during the week with 604 million. China was in second place, having downloaded a total of 183 million and the UK closely followed with 132 million downloads.

The firm predicts that one-billion-download weeks will become the norm in 2013 and break past a two-billion download week during Q4.

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