Some interesting report here by mobile analytics company, Flurry Analytics. Â According to their early Christmas data on Apps Store downloads, more iPod owners have download apps during Christmas day than iPhone owners. iPod Touch downloads increased by 1,000% Â compared to other days.
So, what can we deduced from this findings? Â Perhaps, the iPod Touch is also one of the most gifted item during Christmas Day aside from the Amazon Kindle?
Aside from this, the iTunes Apps Store alone made a 51% increase in downloads from November to December. And even more interesting is the fact that the iPod Touch downloads are now greater than iPhone apps download during Christmas Days. Well, of course this is quite understandable considering that it would be more practical to give the iPod Touch as a Christmas gift than the iPhone.
So, what happens to the Droid during Christmas Day? Fortunately, it has somehow managed to get a good piece of the pie. Flurry also reported that Motorola’s Droid managed to get 49% of all Android Apps that were sold on Christmas Day. This should give Google a boost on confidence knowing that there are actually people downloading and using Android Apps. It is very important for Google to gauge the Android Market’s performance, especially with the rumored launch of the Google Nexus One anytime next year.
Unfortunately for Android, the data on apps downloaded from the Android market is still far inferior with that of the Apps Store.
The Android folks have a lot of catching up to do, if they want the Android market to compete with the Apps Store. It would be interesting to know how things will change once the Nexus One is released.
Originally posted on December 28, 2009 @ 9:10 am