Between 25 and 31 December, the busiest period for app downloads all year, over 1.2 billion applications were downloaded onto mobile devices. That's thanks to over 20 million iOS and Android devices being activated in the same period. 'appy New Year! (Sorry.) [Flurry via Pocket Lint]
Over 1.2 Billion Apps Downloaded Between Christmas And New Year
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