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With nearly 7 million new Android phones and iPhones activated on Christmas Day, an app-downloading frenzy was a foregone conclusion. App research firm Flurry estimates that a combined total of 1.2 billion apps were downloaded during the holiday week between December 25-31. That compares to an average of 750,000 mobile apps downloaded per week earlier in December, or a 60 percent jump.
It was a very Android and iOS Christmas. Mobile apps research form Flurry released estimates on how many Android and iOS devices were activated on Christmas day, as well as how many apps were downloaded. On a combined basis, 6.8 million devices were activated, up 353 percent from the 1.5 million average activations a day over the first 20 days of December. And that number from 2.8 million combined activations on Christmas, 2010, the previous record.
Apple this morning announced that there are now over half a million applications available in the mobile applications-specific App Store, and that over 100 million of apps have been downloaded from the desktop software marketplace Mac App Store in less than a year after its debut. When the Mac App Store opened for business on January 6, 2011, there were only 1,000 software applications available from the store. The company did not specify how many are available today, but says there are now “thousands” on the store’s landing page. Ouriel Ohayon from Appsfire estimates there are currently about 10,000 live applications on the Mac App Store, to give you an idea of its current size. How many of the 100 million downloads to date were paid vs. free apps remains anyone’s guess. As for the App Store , Apple says more than 500,000 apps available, and that customers are ‘continuing’ to download more than 1 billion apps per month.
Google’s Android Market has exceeded 10 billion application downloads, with users now downloading at a rate of one billion apps per month, the company announced Tuesday. The download growth rate is rather incredible. Android Market experienced its first billion downloads in July 2010, and reached three billion downloads by March of this year. By July 2011, Android Market had surpassed six billion downloads.
In 2010 the total iPads sold totaled over 14 million world-wide, the total tablet market rose to 19.7 million same year. David Zeiler said that the “research firm IHS iSuppli expects sales of media tablets”, which are mainly iPads, go from “17.4 million units world-wide in 2010 to 202 million in 2015″. The overall market, which include tablets and pc-tablets, will go from the 19.7 million in 2010 to 242.3 million in 2015. The forecast for 2011 of iPads sold rise to over 20 million units.
Apple's CEO Tim Cook at yesterday's "Let's talk about iPhone" event in Cupertino, Calif. dropped some big news: the company has sold 250 million iOS devices.However, the biggest segment of this comes from the iPod, which commands a 78% percent market share in the personal media player business. Cook said some 300 million iPods have... Apple's CEO Tim Cook at yesterday's "Let's talk about iPhone" event in Cupertino, Calif. dropped some big news: the company has sold 250 million iOS devices. However, the biggest segment of this comes from the iPod, which commands a 78% percent market share in the personal media player business. Cook said some 300 million iPods have been sold around the world, and 45 million of them were sold in the year that ended in June. This is followed by the iPad, which has a 74% market share of the mobile tablet market.
Mockups of iPad 3/HD which surfaced earlier today. During Apple’s Q3, 2011 conference call , in which the company announced record revenue of $28.57 Billion for the quarter just closed, alongside confirming tomorrow’s release of Mac OS X Lion , CFO, Peter Oppenheimer , opened the call by stating the company had sold a staggering 220 Million iOS-based devices thus far. If that figure blows your mind, we should remind you that, during Apple’s Q1, 2011 conference call the company unveiled that it was selling 366,666 iOS devices per day at the time. The most interesting part of the call, however, was the line:
Out of all mobile app downloads in the third quarter of 2011, 44 percent were Android apps, making Android the market share leader over iOS’ 31 percent, according to data from ABI Research . The research firm attributed the large shipment of phones running Google’s Android operating system as the reason for the high market share. The total number of Android devices activated worldwide has now reached 190 million (or an estimated 600,000 per day), according to Google. By comparison, growth in iPhone shipments fell for the second straight quarter — from 15 percent in the first quarter 2011 to nine percent in the second.
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1. 530gemini posted on 16 Nov 2011, 18:19 3 18 Now let's divide this by 20+ android oem's. Oh...Apple still dominates as an individual oem :) 2. EclipseGSX posted on 16 Nov 2011, 18:21 17 0 congrats wanna cookie? or perhaps an ice cream sammich :)
By the end of the year, there will be an estimated 34 million tablet computer users in the U.S., according to new numbers out today from eMarketer . Of those, 28 million (or 83 percent) will be using an iPad. The iPad still rules the tablet world, jumping nearly 160 percent from an estimated 13 million users last year. By 2014, there will be an estimated 61 million iPad users in the U.S.
By Tiernan Ray Dear reader, I apologize: I seemed to have missed a brief but interesting note yesterday from Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster , who has done an analysis of the respective applications sales for mobile devices by Apple ( AAPL ) and Google ( GOOG ), and crowned Apple the winner in terms of dollars of sales. “Google’s Android Market has generated ~7% of the gross revenue that Apple’s App Store has since inception,” writes Munster, drawing on data from something called “ Androlib ,” which is a Web site that serves as a catalog to Android apps and also compiles statistics on how much they’ve been download. “In other words, it appears that Apple has roughly 85-90% market share in dollars spent on mobile applications.” Google’s Android Market has made $342 million in gross sales since inception through November 17th, with 1% of the total 6.75 billion downloads having been paid for, estimates Munster, based on Androlib data.
(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) Editors' note: This story was first published in July 2010, and has been extensively updated, most recently on December 17, 2012.
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At the Slush 2011 event held today in Finland, Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka revealed a huge milestone for the company’s hit game, Angry Birds—500 million downloads over the past two years. Vesterbacka claims that’s the fastest growing game and most downloads of any game ever. It’s no secret that the game has been growing fast without any marketing dollars being spent. It looks like Angry Birds has added 100 million downloads in the past two weeks alone. At the Web 2.0 conference in mid-October, Rovio’s North American General Manager Andrew Stalbow said the game had seen 400 million downloads across platforms.
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