Android and iOS devices were apparently popular gifts this Christmas -- more popular than ever before.
Device activations soared from their daily December average of 4 million to 17.4 million on Christmas Day, a 332 percent increase, according to analytics firm Flurry. That's more than double the 6.8 million devices activated on Christmas last year, the previous single-day record holder. And in a first, more tablets were activated on Christmas this year than phones. Apple tablets dominated the category, but the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch made its strongest showing ever.
iPhone and iPad app downloads jumped 87 percent on Christmas Day as compared with the average for the month, according to data from mobile analytics firm Distimo. Sales from all those downloads rose by 70 percent on December 25.
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