Apple did a nice bit of business over the Holidays, thank you very much!
Apple devices accounted for 51.3 percent of all device activations in the week leading up to December 25, according to mobile analytics firm Flurry, with more than two-thirds of those devices being medium-size smartphones. In second place was Samsung with 17.7 percent of all device activations, and Nokia coming in third with 5.3 percent.CNET
Flurry deduced the activation numbers for device manufacturers by tracking which mobile operating system's version of popular apps like Instagram and Facebook were downloaded between December 21 and December 25. Similar to years past, says Flurry, app downloads spiked 150 percent in the week leading up to Christmas, with the largest jump in downloads occurring that day.