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Google Play Hits 25 Billion Downloads, Celebrates with Sale

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You know what that means... cheap apps!

Google today announced that its Google Play application store has reached the 25 billion downloads milestone. The search giant announced the news via the official Android blog, revealing that it the Google Play Store is now home to 675,000 apps and games.

It doesn't seem all that long ago that Google was announcing its 10 billionth download. For those of you that don't remember, Google reached that milestone back in December of 2011. If you do happen to remember, you might also recall that the company had some pretty decent deals to celebrate, and you'll be pleased to hear this milestone is no different. Google is going to be running offers on discounted apps all week long. While last year's 10 billion downloads rewarded us with 10c apps, this time around the apps are (fittingly, we suppose) 25c a pop.

Today's offers haven't yet been announced (though Google encourages us to check the Play Store a little later on) but developers taking part in this week's sale include Gameloft, Electronic Arts, Rovio, runtastic, Full Fat and more. If games aren't your 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, all at special prices.

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    kriswitak , September 26, 2012 6:06 PM
    I would love for Tom's to release a list of apps that are on sale as well as anyone who can recommend them. I've picked up a few already.

    Anyone know the movies and music albums that are on sale? I guess I'm just having an issue finding them.
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    ELMO_2006 , September 26, 2012 6:12 PM
    I'm curious as to what the so-called ipeoples out there have to say when iOS is indeed surpassed by Android apps.
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    aftcomet , September 26, 2012 6:28 PM
    25 billion...that's like a lot right?
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    dalethepcman , September 26, 2012 6:48 PM
    kriswitakI would love for Tom's to release a list of apps that are on sale as well as anyone who can recommend them. I've picked up a few already. Anyone know the movies and music albums that are on sale? I guess I'm just having an issue finding them.

    if you open the play store or go to their website, you can see the deals. Just click on the category, and the first ad-flow is the "25 for $.99 deal"
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    phate , September 26, 2012 7:19 PM
    But, but but ... all those devs and people said there was no money to be made on Android...

    /troll
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    freggo , September 26, 2012 7:38 PM
    It would be interesting to see how App developers get paid for Android vs Apple apps.

    Who takes the bigger byte out of the bytes; Google or Apple ?
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    Anonymous , September 26, 2012 8:32 PM
    They both take 30%
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    icemunk , September 26, 2012 8:46 PM
    freggoIt would be interesting to see how App developers get paid for Android vs Apple apps.Who takes the bigger byte out of the bytes; Google or Apple ?


    Not sure, probably pretty similar. Android now commands 68.1% of the smartphone market. Apple is in a distant second with 16.9%
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    g00fysmiley , September 27, 2012 12:07 PM
    some decent apps for $.25 on there , well played google well played i will give you a few bucks today
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