The most relevant mobile stories from the past 24 hours, served with cream and two sugars.
Today: iPhone 4S comes to China, holiday winners, and AT&T’s Qualcomm acquisition is complete.
Android and iOS activations jump 353% on Christmas Day to set new record (via BGR)
Apple and Google had a very good Christmas.
The iPhone 4S Is Finally Cleared For Launch In Mainland China (via TechCrunch)
The iPhone 4S will likely launch in China before the Chinese New Year on January 23, which is the equivalent of our Black Friday.
AT&T completes $1.9 billion acquisition of Qualcomm spectrum (via BGR)
AT&T said it paid Qualcomm approximately $1.9 billion in the deal.
Windows Phone Marketplace Hits 50,000 Published Apps (via TechCrunch)
Windows Phone has hit the 50,000 app mark in just 14 months — it took Android 19 months to hit that milestone, while iOS only took 12.
How Santa Anita Park Represents The Future Of Mobile Technology (via Fast Company)
The mobile-wagering format at Santa Anita Park brings to light a form of mobile technology that we will see duplicated and innovated often in the coming years.
The tablet boom: Great for Wi-Fi, but not for carriers (via GigaOM)
As the emergence of new WiFi-only tablets such as the Kindle Fire shows, consumers are much less interested than carriers had hoped in the “mobile” half of mobile broadband.
Looking back at 2011: AT&T’s bid to acquire T-Mobile is defeated (via BGR)
On the marriage that would never be.
Samsung to re-examine Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab Ice Cream Sandwich update (via BGR)
Great news for Galaxy owners that want the Android 4.0 OS experience.