App downloads could convince people to sell mobiles

An increasing number of people could have sold their mobile phones in recent times as more than a billion apps were downloaded in the last week of December, a study has suggested.

According to analytics firm Flurry, 1.2 billion apps were downloaded last week. Much of this has been put down to the fact that many people would have received new devices for Christmas with firms also offering discounted apps over the festive period.

Flurry believes an increasing number of people will be looking to recycle their mobile phone and jump on the app bandwagon.

“Looking forward to 2012, Flurry expects breaking the one billion download barrier per week will become more commonplace,” the firm suggested in a statement.

The firm also stated that nearly seven million Android devices and iPhones were activated on Christmas Day.

A report on the Herald Sun website last week suggested that Melbourne is an apps hotspot in Australia, with a number of people interested in downloading sports tools.

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