Consumers reached for a record 1.76 billion iOS and Android mobile applications in the week after Christmas, a 45% increase from a year ago, according to the Flurry analytics firm's projections, which also report that users activated 50 million iOS and Android devices. The post-Christmas period also brought gains for Android-based tablets, Chitika Insights says via an analysis of Web advertising impressions. Apple's iPad slipped more than 7% in Internet use -- although the tablet dominates the market with a 79% share -- while Web traffic from Amazon, Google and Samsung Electronics devices grew during the week.
Post-Christmas, an app explosion and Android tablet gains
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