Tech gadgets are always a hit during the holidays, and the number of mobile applications downloaded for iPhones and Android phones over this year’s holiday week hint at another big year for mobile devices.  As Ryan Kim of GigaOm reports:

The final week of 2012 was a big one for mobile app makers as consumers downloaded a record 1.76 billion apps between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, according to new data from Flurry. It’s not surprising that app downloads set a new weekly record, considering mobile usage is only going up and Christmas 2012 already set a single-day record for downloads.