Well this is interesting. We knew that the week of Christmas 2011 had the highest number of app downloads in a single week ever, racking in well over 1 billion downloads. But what apps were popular? The game known as Angry Birds (and its sequels like Rio and Seasons) brought in 6.5 million downloads on Christmas day alone. Considering that 7 million people activated a new smartphone over the holiday, it looks like almost all of them downloaded the addicting game.
Keep in mind this is across all platforms, but Android was probably a driving factor considering it offers a free, ad-based model for the game. Angry Birds has taken the world by storm, becoming one of the most popular mobile games ever created. Many consider it essential to pass the time, and its addicting gameplay can do just that. Did any of you get a new smartphone this holiday season, and download Angry Birds? What was the first app you downloaded? Let us know in the comments!