Last week saw 1.2 billion apps downloaded across the Android and iOS platforms marking a record breaking end to 2011.
Apparently a surge of new handsets activated over the Christmas season lead to 60 per cent increase in the number of apps downloaded via the Android Market and Apple App Store in the final week of December 2011.
Considering the previous weekly milestone was 857 million downloads, the new 1.2 billion landmark is a huge increase and shows the continuing strength of app downloads, especially in the wake of Google’s announcement that 3.7 million Android devices were activated globally during the Christmas weekend.
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