Droid leads Xmas app downloads over other Android phones

Source: Flurry
Source: Flurry

According to a report from app market analysts Flurry, downloads from the new Droid phones on Christmas day were almost equal to the number of downloads from all other Android phones combined.

When asked whether it was just a one-off scenario, Peter Farago, Flurry’s head of marketing, told Venturebeat that the trend will probably continue.

“In our estimation, Droid numbers will continue to drive a larger share of downloads for the foreseable future until another Android handset can displace its position as the fastest-selling Android phone. Also, we have to remember that this is the most marketed Android phone to date, and on Verizon, which has 70 million subscribers.”

But although the Droid’s numbers are high, it’s still a very long run for them to beat Apple’s iPhone app sales. According to Flurry, the Android Market downloads increased only 22 percent from November to December while Apple’s apps downloads was calculated to increase by 51 percent higher than last month.

Source: http://venturebeat.com/2009/12/28/droid-android/