iOS Activation Beats Android by 1.6M Units during Christmas

According to the oversea report, the early data shows that the combined power of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch was enough to ensure that Apple iOS activations topped Google’s Android activations by over 1.6 million units on Christmas day. According to the data from Fortune, approximately 4.2 million iOS devices were activated on Christmas Day. Android devices activated on Christmas Eve and Christmas day were only 3.7million, said Andy Rubin, Google Android sales director.

Last year, we noted that a 50% boot in Android activation on Christmas holidays. Android devices daily activation is 700,000 before December 20th, 2011. So min.1.1 million Android devices are supposed to be activated on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day activations would be 2.6 million.

Mobile apps research form Flurry released estimates on how many Android and iOS devices were activated on Christmas day, 6.8 million devices were activated on that day. Though Flurry didn’t break out the data between iOS and Android respectively, but you can get the numbers with 2.6 million activations for Android, we can know iOS devices’ activation on Christmas Day was 4.2 million. If so, iOS devices activation beats Android by 1.6 million. Video Converter for Mac.

“Following the sales between Android and iPhone in the second quarter is two to one, t would be three to one in the third quarter, so iOS devices activations beats Android by 1.6 million, which is likely from the iPad and iPod touch.” Said Elmer-Dewitt of Fortune columnist

Andy Rubin announced last week more than 700,000 Android devices were being activated each day. Apple hasn’t released the data of iOS devices activations for each day and the activations on Christmas Day, but he said in October that the total sales of iOS devices have been over 250 billion unites by October, 2011.

The data above doesn’t include the activation from Amazon’s Kindle Fire which runs a system deeply revised by Android, it wasn’t counted among Mobile Operation System activation data. Amazon ever said that Kindle Fire was the best seller with millions of unites sales, but it didn’t provide the detailed sales data.

Apple will reveal the latest sales figures for iPhone、iPad and Pod touch when it reports its earnings for the first fiscal quarter of 2012.

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