If you got a smartphone or tablet computer for Christmas, you were hardly alone.
Naturally, an influx of new devices means a need for apps for those devices. App downloads on Christmas Day increased 112% to 328 million from the 155 million-per-day December baseline.
Tablets were the story of Christmas 2012. Flurry says tablets were 51% of device activations on Christmas Day compared to 20% during the December baseline period. Apple's iPad and iPad Mini were big hits but so was Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7" tablet. Amazon grew "by several thousand percent" over its December baseline, according to Flurry.
Although Amazon did not disclose how many units were sold, the company said Thursday the Kindle Fire HD has been the company's best-selling, most-gifted and most wished for product since its release 15 weeks ago. The day before Christmas, also known as "Cyber Monday," was the biggest day for Kindle sales worldwide.