The buzzing Android News this week is that Google Play Store(Android Market) has hit the landmark of 25 billion downloads which might not be a big deal for some considering Apple App Store crossed the same landmark earlier this year but it is an impressive feat for Android nonetheless given the rapid increase in Android adoption and marketshare. Google has decided to celebrate this feat by offering premium apps at a great discounted price of $ 0.25 (INR 13.36) for five days. The feat shows how strikingly the Android market share has been growing resulting in the download increase from the Google Play Store since it reached the 10 million download mark 9 months ago which means there have been over 15 billion downloads in just 9 months and 15 days.
Google has roped in some big names to celebrate this landmark like Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Rovio, runtastic, Full Fat, and other developers to offer premium apps and games at the Play Store at a discounted price of $ 0.25 keeping in mind with the '25' thing. Google will also be offering special collections like 25 movies you must own, 25 banned books, 25 albums that changed the world and our 25 top selling magazines at sweet prices although not at the same 25 cents.
“Every day you’ll be able to choose from a collection of apps from some of the world’s top developers including Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Rovio, runtastic, Full Fat and more. And all for just 25 cents. We’ll also be offering some special collections like 25 movies you must own, 25 banned books, 25 albums that changed the world and our 25 top selling magazines, all at special prices. Visit Google Play a little later today to check them out,” stated Jamie Rosenberg, Director, Digital Content, Google in a blog post.
Today's discounted apps and games are:
- Angry Birds Space (game)
- Asphalt 7 (game)
- Symphony of Eternity (game)
- runtastic PRO (app)
- Tasks (app)
- OfficeSuite Pro 6 + (PDF & HD) (app)
- Ocean HD (game)
- NFL Kicker 13 (app)
- London Bus Checker (app)
- Let’s Create! Pottery (app)
- Granny Smith (game)
- Sudoku (game)
- Draw Something (game)
- Clouds and Sheep Premium (game)
- The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss (app)
Even the Promo page is live on the Play Store, in case you want to have quick access to all the discounted apps and you better get downloading since these titles will be on sale only for a day and don't forget to check in to the Play Store for the next few days as Google will be bringing other popular apps and game titles under the offer. If you are looking for some GPS apps checkout mapmyrun
Google also revealed that the Play Store now has over 675,00 apps which is really close to the Apple's App Store's 700,000 apps and we can expect Google's Play Store to overtake them anytime soon.