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iOS vs. Android: Christmas Face-Off [Chart]

iOS vs. Android: Christmas Face-Off [Chart]

Posted December 28, 2011 at 2:57pm by iClarified
Apple and Google were both fighting to be on top this holiday season and it looks like Apple may have outdone Google on Christmas day, reports FORTUNE.

A Flurry Analytics report estimates that on Christmas Day, iOS and Android activations jumped to more than 6.8 million, a 353% increase over the baseline.

Google's Andy Rubin reveals that 3.7 million Android devices were activated on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Given that Android has at least 700,000 activations on an average day, that means at most Google activated 3 million devices on Christmas Day.

If Flurry Analytics' activations estimate is accurate, that means Apple activated at least 3.8 million devices on Christmas Day, surpassing Google.

Considering that Android phones typically outsell the iPhone by 3:1, it's likely that Apple shot ahead thanks to the iPod touch and iPad being popular Christmas gifts.

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iOS vs. Android: Christmas Face-Off [Chart]

iOS vs. Android: Christmas Face-Off [Chart]
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groz - December 30, 2011 at 1:20pm
3.8 million ppl are clueless. Android is the way. No more Jobs <3
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gustavio Leon - December 28, 2011 at 5:31pm
I actually purchased the Galaxy Tab 7.0 to test it, I just want to see what is all about, I have an iPhone 4, an iPad 1 and 2 both 3g and the tab now, the iPad 1 with JB and Phoneit-ipad, and works fine as a phone, NOT great, but works, and even the android is a good HW (lack of battery) and the OS is fine, I must say the return rate for the touch screen, of the IOS devices is a lot better, and I must add that I will keep my iPad 1 and 2 (waiting for the JB and the Phoneit-Ipad for the iPad 2) then I will sell the Samsung Tab and and use also my iPhone 4 (well,,, waiting for the iPhone 5...soon)
TA - December 28, 2011 at 4:51pm
Android devices meaning phones, tablets etc.... From Samsung to Sony Ericsson all the way to acre. Hope this makes it clearer .
TA - December 28, 2011 at 4:52pm
Me - December 28, 2011 at 3:50pm
They are comparing operating systems. iOS- iPod touch, iPhone, iPad Android-all android phones and tablets
Pesto - December 28, 2011 at 3:46pm
I see so many issues with these statistics. First, the IOS numbers includes IPODs, Ipads, and Iphones. The 3.7 Million for Android were only phones with Activations on a Carrier. Next Apple has not released numbers, and the 3.8 Million being thrown around is total purchases. Please get a Statistician on the payroll.
DacksMac - December 28, 2011 at 4:22pm
"Android Devices" as says the post, not "Android Phones only."
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