A record-breaking 17.4 million iOS and Android devices were activated on December 25th 2012, indicating that thousands of lucky Aussies unwrapped a new mobile phone on Christmas morning.
Among the most popular may have been Long Term Evolution (LTE) handsets like the Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 and Nokia Lumia 920.
The recipients did not waste time in taking advantage of App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone virtual application shops either.
Users across the world downloaded 328 million games and tools, with Facebook, Cut the Rope, Twitter and Doodle Jump likely to be among the most popular.
In the week to New Year's Day, Australians installed 32 million apps, whereas the huge population of gadget lovers in the US contributed a colossal 604 million.
People celebrated the start of 2013 by utilising their new tools too – a record number of messages were sent through WhatsApp on December 31st.
Posted by Claire Marshall