So, Christmas has been and gone for another year, and here's hoping yours was a good one. It certainly was for the mobile industry, with Christmas Day setting an all-time record for the number of smartphones and tablets activated on a single day.
Analytics firm Flurry says a total of 17.4 million Android and iOS devices were activated on December 25, more than four times the daily average for the rest of the year.
It's also a huge two and a half times greater than the corresponding figure for Christmas Day last year, when 6.8 million new devices were activated.
However, arguably the most interesting statistic is the claim that tablets accounted for 51% of this year's figure, the first time tablets have ever trumped smartphones for new activations. In addition, a total of 328 million apps were downloaded on the day once punters got their new toys up and running.
Flurry singled out Apple's iPad and iPad mini as leading the tablet sales charge, along with Amazon's 7in Kindle Fire HD, which it seems was a particular success on Christmas Day compared to its normal sales levels.
“Amazon had a very strong performance in the tablet category, growing by several thousand percent over its baseline of tablet activations over the earlier part of December,” the firm reckons.
In case you haven't spotted it already, only iOS and Android are included in Flurry's number-crunching exercise. It would be nice to see the corresponding figures particularly for Windows Phone, to get a clear sense of how the public has received the recent wave of WP8 releases.