Coming in just behind AT&T’s 9.9 million activations, Verizon showed 9.8 million smartphones sold — but lower profits than a year ago.
Christmas day 2012 set huge records for activated iOS and Android devices, and downloaded apps, proving that Santa’s elves are getting more tech savvy every year.
New and bored smartphone owners alike went on a download spree last week, with a record-breaking 1.2 billion iOS and Android apps downloaded between Dec. 25th and 31st.
Android devices more than doubled their typical activation rate over the Christmas weekend, with 3.7 million devices activated, according to Google’s Andy Rubin.
Google CEO Larry Page said 550,000 devices running Google’s mobile operating system Android are activated daily during the company’s Q2 earnings call today.
Chalk another major milestone up for Google’s Android mobile OS. Google’s Andy Rubin tweeted last night that over 300,000 Android phones are activated daily — that’s up from 200,000 daily activations in August.